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Minister Jaua: Venezuela guarantees full supply of food for 2009

The national government’s economic policies guarantee the full supply of food for all Venezuela, noted Elías Jaua, Minister of People’s Power for Agriculture and Land.

“There will be no shortages for 2009.  Opposition sectors have created a frame of opinion that attempts to create unease in Venezuelan families.  However, the government has policies to guarantee full supply,” said Jaua during an appearance on Despertó Venezuela, a program broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).

Furthermore, he emphasized that the government is working with large, medium and small scale private producers who want to develop their economic activities and that do not belong to that political conspiracy.

Minister Jaua indicated that the theme of shortages is political maneuver used by the private sector.  Not withstanding, he affirmed that the people know this maneuver is part of a campaign for creating uncertainty in the weeks before an electoral process.

“We have learned to never again let the public be subjected to the blackmail of shortages,” he stressed.

The Minister also urged the people not to fall for that campaign and not to participate in hoarding or nervous buying, because this government is one which guarantees the right to food like none of its predecessors.

Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (ABN), Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / January 27, 2009

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