Tuesday November 12, 2013 02:04 PM
President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday called on entrepreneurs to invest in Venezuela.
"He who wants to work, any Venezuelan businessperson, may join us and do it honestly," he said during the opening of an international seminar on the Orinoco Oil Belt at the headquarters of state-run oil holding Pdvsa in Caracas.
Maduro particularly called upon the entrepreneurs who love the homeland to bring their money into the country and invest.
Maduro criticized the fact that some Venezuelans do not believe that the country is the target of "economic sabotage."
"Some Venezuelans are hit by the economic sabotage and yet they do not believe that it does exist (...) We shall not rest in denouncing those who are harming the homeland," he said.
He added that laptop prices have fallen after the inspections conducted in household appliances retailers.
"I tell you, this is Venezuela," he exclaimed.
The president said people are queuing outside appliance stores following price cuts by the government because they have purchasing power. Anyway, Maduro urged people to save and not be swayed by consumerism.
"Maybe in January they (prices) will go down again," he said, while recalling that on Thursday the government will launch special plans to reward and encourage savings.
Maduro said that anyone trying to spur violence would be put in jail.