The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said that corruption “is going to swallow the country” if it is not faced with a “power struggle” and noted that no socialist or “revolutionary” can be corrupt.
Today in a mandatory speech broadcast on network television and radio as a part of the celebration of the 192 years of the Battle of independence of Venezuela and in memory of the late president, Hugo Chavez, the head of state asked the people to fight corruption wherever they are, “in friendly fields” or in the “fascist right wing” where he said there is “a bunch of scoundrels” who want to sell the country’s wealth.
“Every corrupt is anti-Chavez, anti-socialist, is a capitalist even if they wear a red beret,” said Maduro. Whoever wants to pay tribute to Chavez, who –he ensured- “died poor, left no inheritance, he left nothing when he left this life, must fight for a country of honest citizens,” he said.
For the Venezuelan opposition leader and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, “having a homeland” is to have the right conditions to live. “Having homeland is that our children can go to a school that is not falling to pieces, is that we don’t get robbed and killed, having a homeland is to have a salary that lasts, or to have clean water,” said the opposition leader during the third edition of his weekly show Venezuela Somos Todos, which is transmitted through the Internet portal Capriles.tv.