Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his wife, First Lady Cilia Flores, will travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines, to study English.
Maduro did not provide details on his wife’s travel, but said it was part of an agreement recently signed with SVG to strengthen bilateral relations.
Maduro visited the island last week.
However, last month, Venezuelan journalist Rafael Poleo wrote an article stating that the real objective for Maduro’s wife trip to the country is not to learn English, but rather to pave the way for her family’s possible exile from Venezuela.
He said Flores perceives that Venezuela’s crisis is worsening, and that political support for the regime is faltering even among the presidential family’s own followers.