Sad news for Velásquez fans. Speculation had been rife that the former Venezuelan president will announce his retirement from politics, at age 103, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician-historian-journalist-lawyer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouRamón José was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouRamón José.”
— @DesireePlum, 28 Oct 2020
“Velásquez wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 28 Oct 2020
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