The canned food with a photo of Venezuelan President Hugo
Chávez found in Peru and the scandal of the suitcase
filled with USD 800,000 and seized in Argentina are part of
"the same insane plot" against Venezuela, Minister of Foreign
Affairs Nicolás Maduro told reporters in Brasilia on
Maduro linked both cases and complained about "a global campaign to undermine President Chávez' leadership, characterized by candor and commitment against corruption," Efe quoted.
With regard to an international bench warrant issued by Interpol against Venezuelan businessman Guido Antonini Wilson, the holder of the suitcase, Maduro said that "it forms part of the investigation" and held the Venezuelan government harmless from the affair.
Last August 4th, on the eve of Chávez visit to Buenos Aires, the Argentinean customs seized USD 800,000 in cash that Antonini Wilson tried to bring in without declaring the amount. He landed in a private flight from Caracas. High-ranking officials with Argentinean state energy company Enarsa and senior staff with state-run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) were also onboard the plane.
REPORT AND ACCOUNTS Speaker of the National Assembly (AN) Henry Ramos Allup described President Nicolás Maduro's speech on Friday at the Legislature, where he presented his Report and Accounts, as an important step for the country. He said, however, the Venezuelan Parliament would perform its duties unflinchingly.
REPORT AND ACCOUNTS Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asked on Friday support from the new National Assembly (AN) to support his efforts to demand the government of the United States not to ratify a decree that declares Venezuela "a threat."
REPORT AND ACCOUNTS During the presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts 2015 at the National Assembly on Friday, President Nicolás Maduro proposed to create a national joint committee of Justice, Truth, and Peace to investigate the events that took place early in 2014, when anti-government street protests were staged in Venezuela.