Ambassador to Sweden Leon Poblete met with 2019 Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Poblete discussed with the academics the importance of achieving restoration of democracy in Venezuela for hemispheric stability, and the fight against extreme poverty and the high levels of child malnutrition in a large part of the Venezuelan population, led by President Juan Guaidó, which are the result of the application of erroneous economic policies whose only purpose is to establish coercitive mechanisms and social control.
This year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized the work of these economists in creating new approaches to finding the best ways to fight global poverty, focusing on specific aspects such as more effective methods to improve child health or education.
“Global poverty remains a major problem,” said the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. They also said that 50% of the world’s children leave school without basic literacy and mathematical skills.
Ambassador Dr. León Poblete congratulated the economists for their fight against global poverty, insisting that it is a big problem in Venezuela since currently about 87% of Venezuelans live below the poverty line as a result of the policies of a failed regime.