Venezuela's acting president Maduro pledges to finish crime
"I want to become, in the name of my commander Hugo Chávez, the president who heals Venezuela from violence," Venezuelan president in charge Nicolás Maduro remarked
Maduro admitted the existence of deficiencies in the health sector, and pledged he would tune up hospitals.
Unlike his mentor, Hugo Chávez, Maduro addressed for nearly two hours the issue of Venezuela's insecurity and stressed, "I want to become, in the name of my commander Hugo Chávez, the president who heals Venezuela from violence, crime, drugs..."
Maduro encouraged criminals to surrender their weapons in the weeks ahead amid the implementation of the Disarmament Plan "in all the slums, neighborhoods, and avenues of this land. There should be no weapons to kill or rob. This must end (...) we have been tasked to clean up society."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."