The deputy to the National Assembly, Alfonso Marquina, said on Sunday that per capita meat consumption in Venezuela is below 4 kilograms per year.
“With a minimum wage, the Venezuelan worker can only buy half (1/2) kilograms of meat per month,” Marquina said through his official Twitter account.
In this sense, the parliamentarian added that this amount of protein does not approach the nutritional needs a person should consume to eat properly.
He also stressed that according to the Workers Center of Documentation and Analysis (Cenda), today in Venezuela a worker should earn $284 a month to cover the basic basket and barely earns $1.78.
“The true minimum wage is measured by its purchasing power,” he ended.
El verdadero salario mínimo se mide por su poder adquisitivo. Hoy en Venezuela un trabajador debería ganar mensual $284 según cendas para cubrir la canasta básica y apenas gana $1,78 pic.twitter.com/gdV5mpKbC5
— Alfonso Marquina (@DipMarquina) July 12, 2020