Venezuelan debt bonds soar in world markets
The recent announcement made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez about a new surgery has made an impact on stock markets
Venezuelan debt bonds surged on Monday in global markets following the news given last Saturday by President Hugo Chávez of a new surgery in Havana, according to financial sources.
At midday, the value of securities had rebounded from three to five points, on average. Global bonds, such as those of state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), had been on the rise in the morning.
The notes performance is linked with the president's choice of his Vice-President and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro as his successor if unable to take on a new term in office beginning on January 10, 2013.
The can of tuna, formerly a fairly normal pantry staple, has long been missing from stores in Venezuela, especially the domestic brands. When tuna cans, imported or domestic, do occasionally show up on store shelves, prices have increased several fold.