Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Venezuelans outraged by Maduro's steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant

Venezuelans outraged by Maduro's steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant

The senator threw more salt on the wound with a follow up tweet stating the address and phone number of the Miami restaurant for anyone wishing to express their feelings.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro demonstrates his Salt Bae sprinkling technique during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

But what angered Mr Rubio and others was the identity of the dinner guest being served luxurious cuts of meat: President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, the authoritarian whose country's economy and food supply have crumbled under his rule.

Back home, Venezuelans face food shortages while a group of the country's top universities conducted a study that found 87 per cent of the population were living in poverty in 2017 and 60 per cent of people had lost an average of 11kg due to a diet that was lacking in protein, one of the primary nutrients contained in meat.

"While Venezuelans suffer and die of hunger, Nicolas Maduro and Cilia enjoy one of the priciest restaurants in the world, all with money stolen from the Venezuelan people", tweeted former head of the Congress and opposition leader Julio Borges.

Speaking to foreign media, Maduro said China National Petroleum Corporation president Zhang Jianhua will visit Venezuela on Thursday to finalise "the investment they're going to make".

"Maduro visited Nusr-Et, known for its $100 rib-eye, after making an official trip to China in hopes of securing financing for cash-strapped Venezuela".

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According to a United Nations report published last week, more than 3.7 million Venezuelans, or 12 per cent of the population, are undernourished.

He later deleted the images and a thank you post to Maduro.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida joined in the condemnation.

'I don't know who this weirdo (hash) Saltbae is, but the guy he is so proud to host is not the President of Venezuela.

"We are taking the first steps into a new economic era", he said, as cited by AP news agency. He showed us a museum when we were having lunch with him. He loves Venezuela, he told me several times, ' Maduro said.

President Nicolás Maduro was seen dining with his wife on Monday at an Istanbul branch of Nusr Et, the global chain of restaurants owned by the Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, also known as "Salt Bae".

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