Minister of the Interior briefs about heavy rains in Venezuela
Néstor Reverol, the Venezuelan Minister of the Interior and Justice, offered on Monday a report on the situation in several states that were stricken by heavy rains
In Caracas, Venezuela's capital city, River Guaire remains below its baseline level despite recent heavy rains. The Fire Department and the Civil Protection Agency continue to monitor the riverbanks. So far, five families have been adversely affected by recent rainstorm in Caracas, the minister reported.
In addition, as many as 381 dwellings have suffered damages in central northern Carabobo state; 2,456 families had to be evacuated from their houses in northern Aragua state due to the rising levels of Lake Valencia; and 18 families were taken to shelters in northwestern Falcón state.
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."