CARACAS, Monday April 29, 2013 | Update

Capriles: Miranda is the only Venezuelan state that has not received funds

"An order is being enforced, which is not making the constitutional provision to Miranda state"

"My fight is for truth!" (TV screen capture)
Monday April 29, 2013  02:48 PM
Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles Radonski reported on Monday that his state is the only one in the whole country that has received no funds, known as constitutional allocation.

"There is an order, and it is being enforced for that matter, which is not to make the constitutional provision to Miranda state," the governor complained.

The opposition leader strongly recommended the Venezuelan national government to provide the funds because his political and personal activism should not adversely affect the people.

Capriles said once again that government officials have the duty to serve the people and not vice versa. Governance should be conducted without ideological or partisan distinction, he pointed out.

"Miranda state is nowadays and should continue being an example for all Venezuela that we can work with everybody, regardless of their way of thinking. Commitment to community is what really matters."

The end of a cycle

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."