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Empresas Polar, which runs a Pepsi-Cola plant in Caucagua, Venezuela, said it had halted production because currency controls prevented it from importing ingredients. But Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the company is intentionally creating shortages. Maduro, a member of the Socialist party, claims his opponents and private enterprises are waging an “economic war.” The government sent police and labor inspectors to the plant, where they arrested a lawyer, two people from human resources, and the plant’s manager. The workers were ultimately released, but the government has ordered the plant to resume making soda. (AC/London Guardian) ...Out of what?
Original Publication Date: 27 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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