April 29, 2019 12:47
Updated April 29, 2019 14:17
Sources at the Central Bank of Venezuela said that during 2017 Nicolás Maduro sold a rare gold coin collection dating back to the 18th century in secret and at a low price due to the country's economic crisis, the Bloomberg website said..
"The government secretly sold the bank's collection of rare gold coins dating back to the 18th century, according to Venezuelan Central Bank sources. Coins per box were thrown together in a single sale of 30 tons by the end of 2017 , and Venezuela has accepted a price based only on its weight, not on its collectible value, "said the economic portal.
José Guerra, deputy of the National Assembly, indicated on April 26 that the reason for the closing of the BCV was the sale of the assets at low prices, not for lack of water or electricity.
"The reason for the closure of the BCV was not the lack of water or electricity but the loot they were perpetrating. They took away the gold pieces to sell at the price of lean chicken," he wrote in his official Twitter account.
With information from Bloomberg
What we said: the reason for the closure of the BCV was not the lack of water or electricity, but the loot they were perpetrating. They looted the pieces of gold to sell at the price of lean chicken https://t.co/D5Qe2Y1vW1
– Jose Guerra (@JoseGuerra) April 27, 2019