The president of Fedecámaras expressed that the dramatic situation that the country is experiencing, in economic matters, dates back 25 quarters before the arrival of the coronavirus in Venezuela.
“Many of the problems that Venezuela is experiencing have an immediate palliative that passes through political agreements, recognizing that the State is not capable of managing, channeling Venezuelan and foreign capital correctly (..).”
This was stated by the businessman and president of Fedecámaras, Ricardo Cusanno, who made the proposal in the Vladimir a la Carta program, by Vladimir Villegas, where he insisted that the polarization that the country is experiencing does not help Venezuelans to seek quality of life. “The extremism of views in the country is not leading us anywhere,” warned Cusanno.
Covid-19 and the Venezuelan economy
The president of Fedecámaras said that the dramatic situation that the country is experiencing, in economic matters, dates back 25 quarters before the arrival of the coronavirus in Venezuela. “The truth is that in Venezuela on March 13, when the first case of covid-19 was known, we were already coming from 25 quarters of economic contraction.”
Regarding the measure adopted by the government of 7 days of relaxation and 7 days of strict quarantine, Cusanno said that “the relaxation system is positive to safeguard the health of citizens, but in parallel they cannot make people decide if he dies of hunger or coronavirus. A vital minimum wage must be built for Venezuelans and that can be achieved is with political agreements. “
In his opinion, it is feasible for the country’s economy to remain active with strict biosecurity measures, in order to give oxygen to productivity. “With strict protocols and with a high sense of responsibility towards people, you can keep almost all activities open, controlling capacity, maintaining distances,” said Cusanno.
He also insisted that the word dialogue cannot be demonized in the country because that is what is required to solve the problems of the people.
Finally, he expressed that he considers that “the entire system of external restrictions should be rethought so that the collateral damage towards the ordinary citizen is not so severe.”