Capriles: Venezuela needs no devaluation, but stop handouts
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said that the devaluation of the Venezuelan currency has unmasked government authorities. He stated that the government economic steps, which he described as the "red package," are to boost inflation
In his twitter account, Capriles said rather than devaluation, the Venezuelan Government should "put an end to handouts to other countries." The opposition leader remarked that during his presidential campaign he explained that there was no need to devaluate the currency.
Capriles also stressed that expropriations "finished off" domestic production. He added that today some 80% of the products consumed in Venezuelan are imported.
In another twit, Capriles said that the country needs a government capable to foster trust and investments, and to boost domestic production."
Capriles underscored that the government allocated substantial economic resources to President Hugo Chávez's presidential campaign and claimed that the government only cared about winning 2012 presidential election, at any cost.
Capriles added that the lie has been unmasked. "Devaluation and higher inflation is all we know about the red package so far."
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.