Venezuela’s Maduro urges women to have six children

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has urged women to have six children “for the good of the country”, VOICEPRESS reports citing BBC.

Appearing at a televised event promoting a national women’s healthcare plan, Mr Maduro instructed women to “give birth, give birth”.

“May God bless you for having given life to six little girls and boys”, Mr Maduro told a woman who attended the healthcare event.

“Every woman should have six children for the good of the country”, he said, adding that it was “women’s week”, a reference to International Women’s Day on 8 March.