Opposition leader rejects devaluation amid oil basket at USD 106 per barrel
During the 2012 presidential campaign, former opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles suggested not devaluating Venezuela's currency and limiting money being sent to other countries
On his Twitter account, Capriles remarked that the Government had spent all the money in the 2012 election campaigns, corruption, and giving away money to other countries. He claimed that the Government has misled people.
On Friday, the Venezuelan Government announced an adjustment (46.5%) in the foreign exchange rate, from VEB 4.30 to VEB 6.30 per US dollar.
The opposition leader also recalled that during his presidential campaign last year he suggested the Government not to devalue the currency and stop giving away money to other countries.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.