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
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.