Uruguay to export 4,500 tons of powder milk per day to Venezuela
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said that President José Mujica's latest visit to Venezuela led to a bilateral agreement worth USD 16 million. Other products may also be traded in the future
Latest visit to Venezuela by Uruguayan President José Mujica in support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez opened the doors for the export of Uruguayan milk and other products to Venezuela. The information was revealed by Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro.
Almargro outlined that Uruguay had agreed to export some 4,500 tons of powder milk per day to Venezuela within the framework of a bilateral negotiation amounting to USD 16 million, Efe cited.
Without giving any details, the foreign minister added that the two countries have already discussing the sale of other products.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.