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.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.