Deputy claims having received USD 9,300 from a Venezuelan entrepreneur
Venezuelan opposition leader and Deputy Juan Carlos Caldera asserted the money was for his election campaign
Caldera, featured in a video having a conversation with and receiving money from an unknown person, claimed the man he appears in the video with was Luis Peña, who had been sent by Venezuelan entrepreneur Wilmer Ruperti to deliver USD 9,300 to Caldera in order to support his election campaign.
The opposition leader informed he went to Ruperti's apartment and met with him upon his victory in the primary election held on February 12. Caldera said that afterwards he held two other meetings with Peña, receiving USD 4,150 in each meeting.
The leader called upon Peña to speak in public to confirm such information.
Caldera raised concerns about the intentions behind the video as the identity of the other person had not been revealed.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."