This Wednesday members of ‘Salvemos a Venezuela’ offered a press conference where the main spokesperson was the leader of ‘Causa R’, Andrés Velásquez, who questioned the supposed normalization and economic recovery that the regime contradictorily affirms, by denouncing that the reality is that: “What does exist in Venezuela is a money laundering machine worth 13 billion dollars from drug trafficking, gold smuggling and corruption.”
He called it “immoral and outrageous” that the regime “intends to present the tragedy that is happening in the country with figures disguised to make believe that there is a normalization in Venezuela,” said the political leader, referring to recent statements by spokesmen of the regime that assure that there is an improvement in the national economy.
“Each Venezuelan knows and lives what is happening in Venezuela, each Venezuelan experiences his hunger and his unemployment. I state this properly” said Velásquez who, in turn, warned of the bankruptcy of the national companies established in Guayana.
He cited the figures published by ENCOVI and other international organizations, among which stands out: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or better known as FAO, pointed out that Venezuela represents the fourth food crisis in the entire planet.
It (FAO) indicates that in Venezuela there is 94% general poverty and 74% extreme poverty. In addition, they reveal that Venezuela currently ranks 113th in the Human Development Index (IHD) warning that: “it is 4 positions away from being among the least humanly developed countries in the world.”
It also specifies that 37% of young people between 15 and 27 years of age do not study or work in Venezuela. In that sense, he pointed out that 51% of the Venezuelan diaspora comprises mostly of people between those ages.
The member of Save Venezuela warned that according to Unicef data, 3 million children up to 5 years of age urgently need food and humanitarian assistance.
With regard to indiscriminate power outages, he revealed that they range from 6 to 12 hours a day at the national level, and above all, he indicated that the central-western regions “are being the most punished with power outages.” Similarly, he commented that the same problem exists in all sectors of Caracas, which do not have regular electricity or water service.
In reference to the situation of pensioners and retirees, he described the payment granted by the regime as ‘miserable’, since ‘it is absolutely not enough for anything’ and took advantage of rejecting the derisory increase up to 130 Bolívares (about 7 U.S dollars) to the workers, whose payment to his opinion, it is unsuitable “when the basic food basket for four people is around 1,956 Bolívares, equivalent to 455 U.S. dollars per month. “It is impossible, there is no balance.”
“These data are irrefutable and reveal the lie they want to sell to Venezuelans. The regime wants to sell illusions that the situation is fine in Venezuela and this simply denies that story,” Velásquez lashed out.