AMERICA/PARAGUAY - "If there is still hunger, there is extreme poverty", Mgr. Medina denounces the situation of farmers

Friday, 12 August 2016 hunger   indigenous   justice   bishops  

Misiones (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishop of the Diocese of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones (Paraguay), His Exc. Mgr. Mario Melanio Medina called on the Minister of Agriculture, Juan C. Baruja, to travel places in Misiones and Ñeembucú to see "the misery in the countryside" and suburbs.
He said that there is hunger and farmers survive thanks to "omelets, because meat cannot be eaten". "We go to the countryside to see what one can eat and what farm families can put together for dinner", the Bishop said in response to the minister who had challenged the press to travel the country to see the presence of the State in the countryside.
"I admit that macroeconomics is growing, but people are still hungry", said Mgr. Medina in the statement sent to Fides.
"Even some politicians said that in Paraguay hunger must be overcome. And if there is hunger it means that the country is still mired in extreme poverty", the Bishop concluded. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 12/08/2016)