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A Socialist Venezuela has a bread shortage: The government has decided bakers are the problem

A Socialist Venezuela has a bread shortage: The government has decided bakers are the problem

Venezuelan authorities escort an errant bread-maker out of a shop in Caracas. The government is cracking down on bakeries as it struggles with a bread shortage. Venezuelan authorities escort an errant bread-maker out of a shop in Caracas. The government is cracking down on bakeries as it struggles with a bread shortage. Prensa Sundde Courtesy

 

Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments.

In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country. read more