During the celebrations for the 4th anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez, President Maduro announced that the Venezuelan government will reactivate the legal and financial support fund for Latin American and Caribbean immigrants in the United States, at the same time announced, together with the President of Bolivia Morales, that the next Secretary of the ‘Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas will be David Choquehuanca, former Foreign Minister of Bolivia.
Jesús Faría, Minister for Investment and International Commerce of Venezuela, assured that thanks to the efforts of President Maduro’s economy in the country this year will start growing again. According Faría the problem of the Venezuelan economic crisis is due to the nature of its international trade, the Minister noted that 95% of state revenue depends on the export of crude oil, so when the price falls the country is in crisis, In this sense the Ministry is drawing up new trade routes with the Caribbean and free zones in the major ports of the country in order to implement its own production and the export of materials other than oil.
Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, Spokesman of the Venezuelan government, reported that the Spanish Foreign Minister has summoned the Venezuelan ambassador for clarification regarding the statements made Thursday by President Maduro against the Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy, Maduro accused Rajoy of being a “murderer” “protector of criminals” and “delinquent”. The Madrid government has invited Maduro to tone it down and attend to dialogue with the opposition without losing time to offend foreign leaders. It is not the first time that Maduro blames Rajoy that he thought would be guilty of interference in the internal politics of Venezuela.
On Tuesday the National Assembly and the Venezuelan Parliament will resume the judgment against President Maduro. The opposition parties have a majority of seats in the National Assembly and wish to continue the “process” against the President, suspended in October for his willingness to negotiate. The changes promised by Maduro’s government have not occurred and for this the opposition has decided to restart the parliamentary process that could lead or to early elections or to the impeachment of Maduro.