Opposition leader rejects devaluation amid oil basket at USD 106 per barrel
During the 2012 presidential campaign, former opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles suggested not devaluating Venezuela's currency and limiting money being sent to other countries
On his Twitter account, Capriles remarked that the Government had spent all the money in the 2012 election campaigns, corruption, and giving away money to other countries. He claimed that the Government has misled people.
On Friday, the Venezuelan Government announced an adjustment (46.5%) in the foreign exchange rate, from VEB 4.30 to VEB 6.30 per US dollar.
The opposition leader also recalled that during his presidential campaign last year he suggested the Government not to devalue the currency and stop giving away money to other countries.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.