29 de marzo de 2016 11:49 AM
Actualizado el 30 de marzo de 2016 14:19 PM
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro late on Monday said people "will not surrender to hardship," adding that "the spirit of (late President) Hugo Chávez" forms part of the inspiration to resolve the country's issues.
Maduro further stressed that over 11 million people traveled nationwide during the Holy Week, and he noted figures on tourism are positive. "Despite the economic war, people will not let their joy be taken away."
In an interview with state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), the official said this quarter would be a period "to consolidate political and economic stability" in Venezuela.
In this regard, the head of state reiterated the Bolivarian Economic Agenda, which includes fourteen areas –known as engines– "aimed at building a new economy based on production which may help stop the oil-centered rent-seeking model inherited from the governments of the Fourth Republic," is being assessed, state-owned news agency AVN reported.