The ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, rejected the new attack by Nicolas Maduro’s regime on private enterprise and warned that the measure will deepen the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
“The regime is once again taking over private enterprise in Venezuela. The assault on Coposa and control over Polar and Plumrose will deepen the humanitarian crisis,” he said through his Twitter account.
The diplomat reiterated that in Venezuela the problem is not private enterprise, but the policies of Maduro’s dictatorship which have led the country to total destruction.
Vecchio emphasized that the regime’s arbitrary action against the Portuguesa State Oilseed Consortium (Coposa) is a hard blow to the region’s agribusiness, which will bring more misery to the country.
“The regime is not content with taking away fuel and supplies from farmers to produce, but now it is taking away their products. Coposa is an icon of Portuguesa agribusiness,” he denounced.
The ambassador reiterated that only with the installation of a National Emergency Government can the conditions be generated to establish an alliance between farmers and private enterprise in the country.
“It is the only way we can guarantee food security in Venezuela,” he said.
The Venezuelan dictatorship agreed on Friday to occupy Coposa for six months and imposed “supervised sales” at Alimentos Polar, the sausage manufacturer Plumrose and a slaughterhouse in the center of the country.