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Venezuelan farmers warned of “unprecedented” food shortages due to lack of fuel

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Agricultural and Livestock Union of the Andes of Venezuela (Unagandes), one of the most active of its kind in the country, on Monday warned of a food shortage as a result of the lack of fuel, which, it said, is preventing over 90% of producers from plowing the fields.

"The shortage of diesel in the country heralds an unprecedented food shortage in Venezuela", said in a press release Antonio Escalona Araujo, president of Unagandes, representing 236 producers from six states in the western part of the country: Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo, Maracaibo, Lara and . . .

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