VP Maduro: Economic actions will continue
According to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, opposition sectors "are wailing because the exchange control applied them a tourniquet"
According to the senior officer, this year the domestic economy will grow at least 6%. "Our people trust in the policies and the economic project of the revolution," he commented.
During an inspection of a canned food manufacturing plant in Zulia state, west Venezuela, he referred that some opposition sectors "are wailing because the exchange control applied them a tourniquet."
"Now, US dollars are used for our people's development," he summed up.
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.