‘Make beer or I will put you in prison’: Venezuela’s president orders brewery to begin operating again

Venezuela’s president ordered the country’s main beer producer to reopen its breweries or risk being jailed for ‘sabotaging the country’.

Food and beverage company Empresas Polar, which supplies 80 per cent of beer drunk in Venezuela, shut down its last operating plant in April.

In response. President Nicolas Maduro has now threatened to take over idle factories, saying that business owners who ‘sabotage the country’ by halting production, risk being ‘put in handcuffs.’