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U.S. sanctions have led to an 83.7 percent drop in food imports, preventing the international procurement of raw materials, finished products, and inputs for agricultural production.
On Tuesday, Venezuelan Food Minister Carlos Leal Telleria denounced the United States at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for violating the Venezuelan people's right to food.
"There is a campaign, promoted by the government of the United States and its allies, to assault the Venezuelan people's right to food systematically," Leal told the 42nd session of the FAO Conference via teleconference.