The Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said yesterday during his weekly broadcast “Venezuela somos todos,” which airs in the Capriles.tv Internet channel, that the Bolivarian country recognition by the World Organization Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) made on last Sunday, was given due to “other interests” as he remembered that the head of the organization, Jose Graziano da Silva, was part of the government of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
“This issue of FAO, I think that behind that there are other interests. They tell me that the person at the front (…) of this award was the government of President Lula,” said Capriles.
FAO recognized Venezuela last Sunday, for achieving the objectives of the “Zero Hunger Challenge” and that of halving the number of malnutrition people since 1996.
Capriles and the opposition has criticized the FAO award claiming that there are severe hunger problems in Venezuela, and even more, for having given the award at a time when the country has been experiencing shortages of some basic goods.