Venezuela out of beer, lack of barley for production

Posted on July 31, 2015 • Filed under: Business, Venezuela

Maduro takes over brewers complex as Venezuela runs out of beer because of lack of barley reported, Venezuela’s largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas Polar late Wednesday just as Venezuela’s federation of brewers announced that Polar’s beer manufacturing subsidiary is shutting two of its six plants because of a lack of imported barley.

The oil-exporting nation is grappling with chronic shortages of all kinds of staples from sugar to toilet paper, which businesses blame on the socialist government’s economic policies. Read Article

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