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."
Let us start by looking at what appears to be a discrepancy in figures. According to official statistics, the number of Venezuelans contracting HIV/AIDS every year amounts to 11,699; and as per Ministry of Health figures 43,805 people receive free antiretroviral medications. But Jhonatan Rodríguez, the president of ONG StopVIH, claims that these figures date back to March 2012, and that they are quoted as current figures.