Vice President affirms that 2021 was a turning point for the growth of Venezuela | News

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The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, affirmed this Tuesday that the year 2021 represented a turning point for the growth and prosperity of the country, and maintained that 2022 should focus on increasing production.

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During 2021, Venezuela assured its food sovereignty through national production, Rodríguez said when intervening in the special session of the National Assembly, on the occasion of having presented the Memoirs and Accounts of the Executive Cabinet on February 23, as established by the National Constitution. .

The deputy president mentioned the negative consequences of the “criminal blockade” imposed by the United States (USA) on the nation, recalling that in the 2013 report of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) it could be seen that Venezuela it was “an example for the region, in terms of reducing poverty and fighting misery. Venezuela led the issue of social equality.”

Venezuela rejects unilateral coercive measures

He said that, based on statistical data, the income of the South American country in 2013 was 39,636,000,000 dollars, while in 2020 they barely added 743,000,000.

“Venezuela takes advantage of this forum to reject any aggression, any of the coercive extortive measures, with which the full enjoyment of the human rights of the peoples is threatened,” said the official in the special session, in which the body was also present. diplomat, guests and international institutions.



He pointed out that between 2014 and 2021, the US and its allied countries applied more than 500 “unilateral and criminal coercive measures that they call ‘sanctions'”.

He cataloged this blockade as one of the worst “that the republican history of the Homeland has known” and argued that this economic violence translates into a “collective punishment of the Venezuelan people.”

food sovereignty

The vice president highlighted that in 2021, the bicentennial year, the Bolivarian Government managed to ensure its sovereignty and food security, through national production.



He noted that corn production grew by 60 percent, thanks to “many efforts, from the private sector, and tariff policies.”

He stressed that the private sector invested its financial resources in national production.

The deputy president said that the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP) increased access to food by 44 percent in the last four years.

“Venezuela is overcoming hyperinflation. March will be the seventh month with single-digit inflation,” he said.

Pandemic Control

In the area of ​​health, the vice president affirmed that Venezuela raises the flags of victory in the face of the management and control of Covid-19, and detailed that the country has achieved 105 percent compliance with the vaccination goal.

However, he asked the population to continue with the booster dose, which should be applied four months after immunization.

“We cannot lose discipline and responsibility. We know that there is a variant derived from the omicron that is having an impact in other countries, and that it also has economic consequences; the most effective way to protect ourselves is with reinforcement,” he maintained.

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