INE puts extreme poverty at 6.5% in Venezuela
Preliminary numbers anticipate household poverty at 21.2%
In the meantime, the INE envisages extreme poverty ending at 6.5% in 2012. Last year, it stood at 7%.
The preliminary results stem from the Population and Housing Census, the official added. After January 2013, full data will be available, including additional specifics on structural poverty.
Eljuri pointed to a total population of 28,946,000 inhabitants. "People's growth rate has been declining since 1990, from 2.3% down to 1.5%, that is, people's growth is slower," he explained.
He added that Venezuelans' life expectancy is 75 years of age, on average.
One year ago (December 8, 2013), in the evening, former President Chávez had the last chance to speak to Venezuela, and in Chavezism not only it is said that they switched their leader, but also the balance of power. That is what co-founder of website Aporrea, Gonzalo Gómez Freire, believes. Freire, also a member of Marea Socialista, a current that supports the national Government, upholds: "Chávez was some sort of a guide, he was dependable and no one else can provide that closeness at this point; he would openly speak with the people; he would comprehend their needs; he would manage the political scheme and would also serve as a mediator between the revolutionary sector and even the opposition sector."