Venezuelan Troops Occupy Nestle And Empresas Polar Food Warehouse Complex

Empresas_logo.55c0e28a98f4aVenezuelan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas Polar and Nestle to distribute food and beverages, reported CNBC.

The move follows months of accusations by President Nicolas Maduro that Polar, the country’s largest private employer, is working to sabotage the economy. The company denies this.

Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez expropriated several warehouses from Polar, in some cases arguing that the space should be used to build houses for the poor.

Around 50 workers protested inside the complex, including atop a water tower, with contractors joining them in solidarity outside in a poor neighborhood in the west of Caracas.

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