Friday, March 17, 2017
WAR ON BREAD: Venezuela Arrests Brownie and Croissant Bakers
This is what happens when you mix hyperinflation, price controls and a totalitarian government.
Venezuela this week arrested four bakers making illegal brownies and other pastries as President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government threatens to take over bakeries in Caracas as part of a new "bread war," reports Reuters.
Maduro has sent inspectors and soldiers into more than 700 bakeries around the capital this week to enforce a rule that 90 percent of wheat must be destined to loaves rather than more expensive pastries and cakes.
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