VP Maduro threatens with radicalization if shortage persists
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro fingered a trade bourgeoisie that purports to stage "sort of economic war against the people"
"And we would go with you out the streets as well," he completed.
"The trade bourgeoisie purports to stage sort of economic war against the people. We have invited in good faith the businesspersons from the food sector; we have spoken with them. Some have reacted in good terms, yet we have information about some of them making some little games against the people," Maduro explained.
"Should the bourgeoisie intends to play games with the people's hunger, we will use the law, everything, the people's spear; there will be no mercy, listen very well."
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.