#1 Venezuela orders temporary takeover of toilet paper factory09-22-2013, 11:00 AMReuters Ė Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.
Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks.
A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would "safeguard" the facility.
"The action in the producer of toilet paper, sanitary napkins and disposable diapers responds to the state's obligation to ensure a steady supply of basic goods for the people," Sundecop said, adding it had observed "the violation of the right" to access such products.
LINKMay the FORCE be with you!
09-22-2013, 12:55 PM
That's ass!The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
09-22-2013, 01:59 PM
Wonder how much longer they can "Enjoy the go" ...
As that asinine Charmin ad says to do?American By Choice ~ 1980
09-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Socialism always craps out in the end.--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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