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, ‚ÄúThe Higher Authority for the People‚Äôs Defense Economy does not allow hoarding, or faults in production/distribution of essential commodities.‚ÄĚ He went on to tweet, ‚ÄúThe temporary occupation of Manpa seeks to verify the process of production, marketing, and distribution of toilet paper.‚ÄĚ

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.”

Source: BBC News.