Angel assures that he has seen it, because he has signed
copies thereof many times when Maduro was a representative of the Assembly—he
would become the president of the National Assembly a little more than a year
after, from January 2005 to August 2006. But now, he says: "It is confidential
information," as it is "a matter of State. He is the president of the Republic",
"It was the same with Rafael Caldera, Jaime Lusinchi, and
others. It is confidential information and that has happened with all the
presidents of the Republic, not only with Nicolas."
Manuel Gil, head of the Directorate of Civil Registries of
Libertador Municipality, did not give news about the birth certificate either.
He said that it is beyond his powers. But minutes later he called the registrar
of La Candelaria to warn him about this search precisely when a member of the
Armando.info team asked his subordinate why do they only show a scanned
Unlike others, Maduro's certificate is in one of the few
scanned books of 1964. It is, according to the registrar, a pilot digitization
plan that has included—by chance—the volume containing the information on the
birth of the head of state. "Since we are in a transition there is no order.
Everything has been digitized in Antimano and El Valle, but we do not handle
that specific information,” he affirmed.
Armando.info has not been able to verify the
authenticity of the document through a technical expert’s test. However, we
established that the original book is outside the registry building in La
Candelaria, kept inside a safe, under the responsibility of Irving Gonzalez,
director of the National Registry Office. This office is attached to the
National Electoral Council (CNE) and operates on the second floor of the
headquarters that the voting agency has in the old Caracas Teleport building in
Plaza Venezuela, Libertador Municipality. Gonzalez, a CNE employee since
December 2014, was temporarily appointed director on May 10,