Maduro asks for powers to punish corruption with the "maximum penalty"
He noted that authorities have dealt heavy blows to corruption at the highest levels. "We have inflicted blows on officials, from governors to presidents of institutes and companies"
I am ready to "face this monster with a thousand heads," said Maduro.
The president noted that authorities have dealt heavy blows to corruption at the highest levels. "We have inflicted blows (on officials,) from governors to presidents of institutes and companies."
He remarked he feels a bitterness that keeps him awake. "The bitterness I feel will not go away; I have it inside. I feel bitterness because there is a part of the country that does not react" to corruption cases.
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.