The head of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), well-known chavista hack Alicia Bárcena, was in Caracas yesterday. While she was there, she praised Venezuela for “poverty reduction” and for fighting inequality.
It’s too bad that Bárcena doesn’t read her own reports.
As we wrote about months ago, her very own organization confirmed what everyone knows – that poverty in Venezuela is on the rise. In fact, Venezuela is the only country in the hemisphere where poverty shot up between 2012 and 2014. Source: ECLAC!
Please, Ms. Bárcena, spare us your baloney. Come back to Santiago where you can continue to dine at the finest restaurants in the city at the expense of first-world taxpayers. And if you do go back to Caracas, make sure you pay a visit to political prisoners Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma while you’re there.
After all, your bosses at the UN have called for their release. A courtesy call would be the least you could do.