The member of the ruling Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, Jesús Faría, said in an interview published today that the Government of Nicolás Maduro is doing "everything possible" to reverse the "unfortunate" emigration of its compatriots.
"Undoubtedly there is an emigration, a migratory process that is unfortunate, and we are doing everything possible to reverse it," said Faría in an interview broadcast on private television Televen.
He said that improving the economic conditions of Venezuela, which is going through a severe crisis, is essential to stop the emigration, which is leaving "terrible" consequences in the professional layer of the country, said yesterday to Efe the opposition deputy Carlos Valero.
"Next year has to be a year where prices are already remarkably stable, we have overcome the hyperinflationary inertia and next year with that economic stability, in the second half of the year production should be growing," Faría said.
The UN reported last Thursday that the number of Venezuelan emigrants and refugees in the world has already reached three million, most of them in Latin American countries.
According to these numbers, Colombia received more than one million Venezuelans, followed by Peru with half a million, Ecuador with more than 220,000, Argentina with 130,000, Chile with more than 100,000 and Brazil with 85,000.
However, President Nicolás Maduro has said that these numbers are not real and has denied the crisis, which he says seeks to put together a humanitarian emergency file that will lead to an armed invasion of the country.
Venezuela is the nation with the largest proven reserves of oil on the planet, but suffers from a pressing economic crisis, which is expressed in scarcity and hyperinflation, an indicator that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates will close at 10,000,000% in the coming 2019 .
Faría said that the situation of the Caribbean country is "complex", and that Chavismo, in power since 1999, "for the first time has a solid and clear concept" of how to manage the economy.
"(But) it is not easy to apply, and it will require a huge popular mobilization," he said.