8 months Russia plane makes unexpected landing in Caracas Manilatimes |World
CARACAS, Venezuela: A Boeing 777 belonging to Russia’s Nordwind Airlines arrived Monday (Tuesday in Manila) night and could still be seen Wednesday on the tarmac at Maiquetia airport outside the capital, its presence sparking unproven claims that President Nicolas Maduro’s administration is looking to whisk what’s left of the nation’s depleted gold reserves out of the country. A Nordwind representative confirmed the plane’s arrival, but wouldn’t comment on who chartered the plane, what it is carrying or its itinerary. Opposition lawmaker Jose Guerra, a former central bank director, set off the wave of speculation with his claim Wednesday that unnamed ... more