Arab Today, arab today shortageplagued venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food
Last Updated : GMT 21:09:51
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Shortage-plagued Venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Shortage-plagued Venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food

People queue outside a supermarket in Caracas
Caracas - AFP

Managers of a state-run supermarket chain in Venezuela are among 49 people arrested for hoarding and re-selling food at a time of acute shortages, the government said.

The arrests were made in regions of the country where a chain called Bicentenario operates. Its director was arrested last month, also on suspicion of diverting for scalping products that are heavily subsidized.

Venezuela's economy is a mess, with rampant inflation and shortages of goods as basic as toilet paper and soap.

The global drop in oil prices has also hit the country hard, as petroleum accounts for 90 percent of its hard currency revenue.

Interior Minister Gustavo Gonzalez vowed to crack down on corruption in the country's food distribution system.

"The government guarantees food sovereignty," he said.

Some of those who arrests were announced Monday were taken away by police as employees looked on and cheered, according to a video shown by the minister.

Most of the detainees were supermarket managers, he said.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today shortageplagued venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food Arab Today, arab today shortageplagued venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today shortageplagued venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food Arab Today, arab today shortageplagued venezuela nabs supermarket managers hoarding food

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday