Venezuela: amid the worst crisis in its history, the Maduro regime authorized the opening of a Ferrari dealership in Caracas

Venezuela: amid the worst crisis in its history, the Maduro regime authorized the opening of a Ferrari dealership in Caracas

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View of a Ferrari car

The Italian sports car company Ferrari would have opened an authorized dealership in the city of Caracas, capital of Venezuela. The announcement generated an important stir on social networks, due to the fact that the country is going through a deep economic crisis, framed in years of recession and hyperinflation, to which a humanitarian emergency is added.

Both the country’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro, and his allies, are always blaming the sanctions imposed by the United States and an important list of countries for the serious crisis that Venezuelans are experiencing. But apparently this has not been an impediment for the so-called “bodegones” (supermarkets where imported luxury items are purchased) to function in the Caribbean country, as well as for Chavista officials to display their escorts and sports cars.

An authorized Ferrari dealership, one of the world’s most sought-after car companies, will open precisely in Caracas.

Ferrari’s website indicates that it already has an office in the Venezuelan capital, specifically in the Baruta municipality, Miranda state. On Jalisco de Las Mercedes avenue, a sector that stood out for its proliferation of stores where imported products are sold.

Visit the Ferrari website that highlights the address of its official dealership in the city of Caracas

Visit the Ferrari website that highlights the address of its official dealership in the city of Caracas 

The dealer, called Maranello MotorsportYou will work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Later, it will work from 2 to 6 in the afternoon. On Saturdays and Sundays it will be closed, as can be seen on the Ferrari website.

In the same web portal it is indicated that the premises are authorized to sell Ferrari sports vehicles. Furthermore, it underlines that will also work as a authorized workshop and body repair.

Maranello Motorsport offers the vehicles in two modes, new and second-hand.

Among the new ones is the 812 Superfast, described as the most powerful street Ferrari in history.

“The 812 Superfast, exceptional heir to the extraordinary F12berlinetta and F12tdf, is aimed at a type of customer who is looking for the most performance and exclusive Ferrari in the range, and who wants a vehicle that transmits maximum sportiness both on the road and on the track”, they explain on the dealer’s website.

This model, according to specialized pages, has a value of $ 410,002. In Venezuela the minimum wage does not even reach 1 dollar and professionals such as nurses, doctors or teachers hardly have money to buy food.

Ferrari's website indicates with a red dot the location of its official dealership in Caracas, Venezuela

Ferrari’s website indicates with a red dot the location of its official dealership in Caracas, Venezuela 

Countries in the region, such as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia or UruguayThey do not have an official Ferrari dealer. All these countries have a better economic situation than Venezuela.

The deputy to the legitimate National Assembly, Delsa Solórzano, did not skimp on criticizing this action: “Yesterday (Friday), while the teachers were protesting about earning a $ 2 hunger salary, a Ferrari dealership was opening in Caracas. That is the ‘social justice’ of Bolivarian socialism ”.

While the journalist Roberto Deniz expressed: “It is good to remember that Chavismo deliberately liquidated the automotive sector after reaching a record year in 2007. It imposed barriers on assemblers to import assembly material, and implanted ‘import licenses’ for traditional importers. Thus it ended with the traditional traders and ‘new players’ and imports through green roads appeared ”.

“In a broken country, where villagers earn less than $ 2 a month and starve, the regime and its accomplices inaugurate a Ferrari dealership. It is the reflection of the indolence and moral degradation of the dictatorship. They are corrupt and money launderers who expand their illegal businesses”, Denounced Julio Borges, Juan Guiadó’s chancellor.

According to the data produced by the Encovi survey, presented in the middle of last year 2020, Venezuela is the poorest country in Latin America, where 96% of households find it difficult to receive income; 74% are moderately and severely food insecure; 30% of those under five years of age present chronic malnutrition (according to height and stature); among others.

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