It is quite difficult to find leaders who have their ability to speak their mind without being swayed or compromised. Venezuelans are lucky to have such a leader in one Jose Manuel Gonzalez. The Guárico State native has gained massive popularity due to his ability to speak out fearlessly about issues that face Venezuelans, more so farmers. By virtue of this, he has amassed a large following, with many seeing him as someone who is capable of leading the country in coming years.
Mr. Gonzales shot to national prominence after being elected to the helm of FERECAMARA, which is one of the most popular trade unions in Venezuela. While serving as the organization’s president, he was vocal in addressing challenges that face farmers. He became notable for fearlessly criticizing the government over its apparent inaction in addressing challenges faced by farmers. According to him, successive governments have failed to show their dedication towards rescuing Venezuelan farmers from perpetual poverty. Being a farmer himself, Jose Manuel fully understands the importance of improving the agricultural sector.
Besides advocating for the review of agriculture policies in Venezuela, Mr. Gonzalez has equally been critical of the coalition government of the day. According to him, the government is deeply divided along political affiliations, a situation that has greatly weakened it. Senior government officials and members of the ruling class have lost touch with the country’s citizens. This explains why most legislations that are passed do not put into consideration millions of farmers who dot the country. In addition, the government has been hesitant to act on insecurity, something that has given criminal gangs a leeway to carry out their illegal activities unabated. Killings and kidnappings are reported everyday but no action is taken.
Important Notes about Mr. Gonzalez
The outspoken leader is a deputy, representing Guárico state in the Venezuelan national assembly. He is known for his firebrand and outspoken nature of politics, which has won him admirers throughout the country. Jose has distinguished himself as a selfless defender of farmers, and uses each opportunity that he gets to highlight their plight. His rise from relative obscurity to national prominence has also made him an inspirational figure to hopeful leaders.