when there were no presidential elections, Odebrecht spent 3 million dollars to
support regional campaigns in Venezuela, and among them stands out the number
two of Chavez, Diosdado Cabello. "We helped, for example, in Los Teques
municipality, the candidate for governor, Diosdado Cabello," confirmed
leaders also stand out, like the former governors of the State of Zulia, Manuel
Rosales and Pablo Pérez, and the former metropolitan mayor, Antonio Ledezma, now
in exile. On the other side, Chavismo
financed the former mayor of Maracaibo Gian Carlo Di Martino, the former
governor of Bolívar, Francisco Rangel Gómez, and the current Minister of
Education, Elías Jaua.
is a particular reference to the former leader of the Un Nuevo Tiempo (A New
Era) party, William Ojeda, who was given money so that he would focus his
efforts on the newspaper Últimas Noticias. "We helped a journalist who was
always a candidate, William Ojeda, who had a very important column in the most
important newspaper in Venezuela. What for? To help him so that he did not
attack us in the newspaper ".