Santos denies having any documents related to Maduro's birth
The Colombian president rejected both having Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's birth certificate and claims that he is interfering in a related investigation
Santos told Spanish newspaper ABC, "it is absolutely not true that I have those documents (Maduro's birth records)." Under such circumstances, Santos explained, "I could not have obstructed anything."
Last week, former Panamanian Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Guillermo Cochez, disclosed an alleged document from the birth registry Office of Colombia, according to which Maduro was born in Cúcuta, the capital of Colombian Norte de Santander Department. National Civil Registry Office of Colombia ruled out the certificate as "false."
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.