The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Julio Borges, insisted that Nicolás Maduro’s regime of seeks to impoverish the country and continue to line its pockets at the expense of Venezuelans.
“Nicolás Maduro is a factory of poverty, he does not care about governing over ruins and corpses as long as he stays in power,” he said this Wednesday through his personal Twitter account.
He also explained that the average Venezuelan needs more than 300 minimum wages to acquire the food basket.
Borges informed that the dollar’s exchange rate reached Bs. 500,000 this Wednesday or the equivalent of Bs. 50,000,000,000,000 in 1999.
He recalled that at the beginning of the year, $1 was worth close to Bs. 50,000 and that today it is worth almost 10 times less.
“The minimum wage today is less than $1, only comparable in the region with that of Cuba, which stands at $15,” he added.
“El salario mínimo hoy es menos de 1$, solo comparable en la región con el de Cuba que se ubica en 15$”, agregó.
Hoy el dólar cotiza en 500.000 o lo que equivale a 50.000.000.000.000 bs de 1999. Al comenzar el año 1$ valía cerca de 50 mil bs, hoy 500 mil bs. El bs vale casi 10 veces menos. El salario mínimo hoy es menos de 1$, solo comparable en la región con el de Cuba que se ubica en 15$.
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) October 28, 2020