(The latest from the front. With Reports of the first casualties)
Yesterday, as part of the government’s announced offensive in the economic war, household electrical appliance stores belonging to the chains DAKA and Pablo Electrónica, were raided by government officials for allegedly selling imported products with an overprice of 1000%. Several DAKA stores managers were arrested in the raids, becoming the first prisoners of war taken during the offensive.
During the raids President Maduro explained that “when the bourgeoisie feels powerful, they take away from the people and become rich.”
Also yesterday, before the raids, President Maduro affirmed that he is already wining the “economic war”.
This is how the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias reported, in English, his declarations:
Maduro: We're defeating the economic war
Caracas, 08 Nov. AVN.- Venezuelan people and the Bolivarian Government are defeating the effects of the economic war expressed in speculation and hoarding of staple goods, said President Nicolas Maduro.
In his Twitter profile @NicolasMaduro, the President informed about the opening of socialist Christmas fairs across the country, which sell staple goods and items used for the celebration of these holidays.
About the matter, he said that the Government is "We're serving the People with Love and overcoming the effects of economic war. Let's defeat and achieve prosperity."
In addition, he criticized that private media in the country "became a cartel confirming their economic war against our homeland."
President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that the national media stirs up with sensationalist headlines an economic war headed by Fedecamaras, a federation that gathers major private companies in the country.
AVN 08/11/2013 14:42
(I personally like the “Let’s defeat and achieve prosperity,” for a future revolutionary propaganda slogan.)
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