Venezuelan debt bonds soar in world markets
The recent announcement made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez about a new surgery has made an impact on stock markets
Venezuelan debt bonds surged on Monday in global markets following the news given last Saturday by President Hugo Chávez of a new surgery in Havana, according to financial sources.
At midday, the value of securities had rebounded from three to five points, on average. Global bonds, such as those of state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), had been on the rise in the morning.
The notes performance is linked with the president's choice of his Vice-President and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro as his successor if unable to take on a new term in office beginning on January 10, 2013.
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.