TODAY VENEZUELA – Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said his government did not endorse the remarks of Ambassador to Venezuela Federico Picado, who expressed opinions about the internal political affairs of the South American nation.

According to Picado, the shortages of staples in Venezuela are caused by “political factors” seeking to destabilize the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

Solís had said his government did not endorse Picado’s statements in support of the government of President Maduro.

Picado’s remarks, which were strongly criticized by some Costa Rican political sectors, were published in the daily