Venezuela's inflation leaps to 6%
Over the past 12 months, inflation has recorded the lowest level since 2008, the year when the national coverage index began to be estimated
The National Consumer Price Index prepared by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and the National Statistics Institute (INE) yielded in May 2012 an inter-month variation at 1.6%.
Following the May results, such variation in the first five months of 2012 stands at 6%, "significantly lower than 10.3% in the same term the previous year," the BCV emphasized.
"For its part, the annualized variation stood at 22.6%. Therefore, it slowed down for the fifth month in a row, from 27.6% in December 2011. Furthermore, it is the lowest value of the annualized rate since the day when the consumer price index started to be estimated nationwide," the BCV specified.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.