Venezuelan lands minister to persist with land rescue policy
Juan Carlos Loyo, the Agriculture and Lands Minister, promised to attain efficiency throughout the production chain
Agriculture and Lands Minister Juan Carlos Loyo celebrated that he is back in his position, after he took a break for medical reasons during more than six months. He vowed to analyze the mistakes made during his first tenure.
Loyo remarked that emphasis would be put on the land rescue policy. He clarified that "this is not about expropriation, this is actually about recovering (plots of land)."
He explained in an interview with radio station Unión Radio that the policy of lands rescue involved recovering the lands of the indigenous people, the peasants, and the people; and about efficient organization, production and distribution of agricultural products.
He added that he would be open to dialogue with all the producers and peasants; however, he alerted that authorities are to implement a socialist plan. "We will listen and work side by side with all, as long as they pledge to work for the country and build socialism," the minister asserted.
Translated by Andreína Trujillo
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.