Yesterday in his weekly TV program, José Vicente Rangel interviewed PDVSA President and Minister of Oil Rafael Ramírez. These are some of his declarations according to SIBCI:
The extreme right is conducting an offensive against the Venezuelan People. This offensive is based on an economic war ordered by the United States, which consists on a strategic line that pretends to generate the total collapse of the country with the ultimate objective of overthrowing the Revolutionary Government lead by President Nicolás Maduro.
With CADIVI we handed out in September 33,000 million dollars, much more than what was handed out in 2012. This means that they [the extreme right] have diverted funds to generate an economic war.
The fact that we have a parallel dollar, which is not justifiable at its current levels, and that they have created this distressing and chaotic situation for those that really need dollars for their economic activities, are a consequence of this economic war.
Ramírez also assured that there will be no devaluation of the Bolivar in the near future and that the controls established by the government are the right economic policy in order to “keep our sovereignty over our national reserves.”