Published On: Mon, Jun 13th, 2016

Venezuelan Governor: “Aruba and Curaçao are partly to blame for the shortage in our country”

floating marketWILLEMSTAD – Jose Gregorioo Vielma Mora, former general who is now the governor of the Venezuelan state Tachira is indirectly accusing Curaçao and Aruba for contributing to the shortage of food in Venezuela.

According to the retired general tons of illegal products like vegetables, fruits and fish. “These products are being exported to some islands in the Caribbean, particularly Curaçao and Aruba,” said the retired general.

Governor Vielma Mora indicated during an interview that he has instructed the Venezuelan consuls on these islands to explain to the authorities that these contrabands are harmful for Venezuela.

The governor also informed that there are legal exports taking place from his state Tachira to the Curaçaoan and Aruban markets. He spoke of products like cheese, coffee, potatos, carrots and fruits that are being exported by 39 companies that have permits. He did not give more details about the companies with permits to export.

These declarations from the governor were met with heavy criticism from the opposition parties in the Venezuelan parliament. These parties say that this is another lie from the government party to cover the truth about what is happening in Venezuela.

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