Venezuelan government seizes control of factories as country risks economic ‘explosion’


The Associated Press reports that Empresas Polar, the country’s largest food and drink distributor, closed its last beer plant, claiming that the company lacked the capital to purchase the raw materials necessary to continue production.

But Mr Madero sees the actions of Empresas Polar as a deliberate attempt to destabilize the economy.

  • This proves socialism has never been properly implemented.

    • Happens every time.

    • Mal

      The stooges, Michael “Curly” Moore, Sean “Larry” Penn, and Oliver “Moe” Stone really need to seize this opportunity to show ’em how it’s done.

    • infedel


    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It has always been properly implemented.

    • BillyHW

      The NDP promise that next time they’ll do socialism right.

  • Mal

    Yeah, and where’s that f_ckhead, Penn, now? Clearly, expert that he is, he’s all they need to get right back on track.

  • ontario john

    Hope Wynne doesn’t hear about this, or she will be doing that in Ontario.

    • Alain

      I thought she already was just using a different approach.

  • Ford Prefect

    This is the end they will start starving now.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      No soup for you!

  • Exile1981

    no beer? that will just increase the riots.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s the only thing that keeps me mollified.

    • tom_billesley

      The last straw will be cigarettes.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Ok so after they put tanks in the streets and declare Martial Law who are they going to declare war on?