OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

CARACAS.– Alfred De Zayas, an independent expert of the United Nations (UN), acknowledged the negative effects of the economic war in Venezuela, but rejected claims that the South American country is today experiencing a humanitarian crisis.

  Following a visit to Venezuela, the UN expert on the Promotion of an International Democratic and Equitable Order, speaking to teleSUR, stressed: “I have compared the statistics of Venezuela with that of other countries and there is no humanitarian crisis, of course there is scarcity, anxiety and shortages but anyone who has worked for decades for the United Nations and knows the situation of countries in Asia, Africa and some of the Americas, knows that the situation in Venezuela is not a humanitarian crisis.”

De Zayas highlighted the impact of the media on the international perception of the situation in the country, which in many cases fails to reflect the true situation in the country. “Venezuela suffers an economic war, a financial blockade, suffers a high level of smuggling and, of course, needs international solidarity to solve these problems,” he emphasized.