Venezuelan Government Seizes Toilet Paper Factory
In response to Venezuela’s now-routine toilet paper shortages, the Venezuelan government has seized a major toilet paper factory in the state of Aragua.
On September 20, Vice President Jorge Arreaza tweeted, “The Higher Authority for the People’s Defense Economy does not allow hoarding, or faults in production/distribution of essential commodities.” He went on to tweet, “The temporary occupation of Manpa seeks to verify the process of production, marketing, and distribution of toilet paper.”
El Órgano para la Defensa Popular d la Economía no permitirá acaparamiento,ni fallas en la producción/distribución de productos esenciales
— Jorge Arreaza (@jaarreaza) September 20, 2013
The minister of Trade, Alexander Fleming, tweeted that the occupation of the toilet paper producer was legal under the Law of “Fair Costs and Prices.”
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