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
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.