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Maduro to Sue Small Paper for Negative Report on Venezuela’s Finances

By: Karina Martín - Oct 9, 2016, 8:19 pm
(la radio del sur)
Maduro made the harsh remarks at a graduation ceremony. (la radio del sur)

EspañolPresident of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro said he plans to sue a newspaper Saturday, October 8 for publishing information about the supposed financial crisis facing the state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

Maduro did not release the name of the newspaper, but did call it “trash,” saying that it was a small one operating out of Miami, Florida that reaches around two thousand readers.

“I know that those headlines, that nobody reads that newspapers, because it only has numbers around 2,000,” Maduro said during a graduation ceremony of medical policemen in Caracas. It doesn’t bother men, because it forms part of a campaign and those that are in that campaign have to face justice.”

“Sue them to the bone!” Maduro said to the Minister of Gas and Mining Eulogio del Pino.

 

Maduro said he had given the order against what he called a dirty campaign against Venezuela and its financial institutions, all of which violated the country’s constitution.

“They are dasterdly,” Maduro added. “They want to destroy PDVSA and the country. They believe that out of the ruins of Venezuela will come a new government.”

Minutes later, the newspaper El Nuevo País announced through Twitter that the lawsuit was against them.

Editor of the paper Rafael Poleo said on his Twitter account that Maduro sent judges to “close the paper” and that this would not be the first publication closed by the dictatorship.

Sources: El Nuevo País; El Nuevo Herald.

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Karina Martín is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post based in Valencia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from the Arturo Michelena University.