Maduro estimates overconsumption at 30%
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will award Venezuela for its advances in food
Said progress is hallmarked by three fundamental areas for people's development: more food availability or higher calories consumption, and reduced hunger and children's malnutrition, AVN cited.
Regarding shortage in the country, the Venezuelan Head of State attributed the issue to overconsumption.
"Consumption jumped 30% with respect to regular periods in previous months. Why? For two reasons: there is overconsumption due to people's purchasing power and the other (reason) is the (shortage) campaign." Maduro added that there was no economy in the world exempted from "the speculative attacks of commercial psychosis."
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."