Venezuela seeks economic integration with Brazil and Colombia amid crisis. President, Nicolás Maduro, directed his new economic ministers to work towards economic integration in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Maduro highlighted the necessity of enhancing productive integration with South America and the Caribbean, especially with Colombia and Brazil.
This communication was made to the new Minister of Industries and National Production, José Félix Rivas Alvarado.
The president stressed the importance for Venezuela to attract capital from Colombia and Brazil for its economic development.
He encouraged his newly appointed ministers to study the 18 productive engines prioritized by the government to revive the Venezuelan economy.
These engines provide opportunities to attract substantial South American capital from Colombia and Brazil.
Maduro mentioned discussions with his counterparts in Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and Colombia, Gustavo Petro, about deepening capital investment with Venezuela.
Venezuela faces an economic crisis marked by hyperinflation, rising poverty, and a significant production decline across sectors.
Strengthening economic ties with neighboring countries like Brazil and Colombia is a strategic move to stabilize Venezuela’s economy.
This effort is aligned with broader regional initiatives to enhance economic cooperation and development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
It is part of a comprehensive strategy to diversify the economy, attract foreign investment, and promote sustainable development.
However, the effectiveness of these efforts in practice remains uncertain due to the region’s complex political and economic dynamics.