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.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.