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Venezuelan military takes control of five ports in economic ‘war strategy’

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 13 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the military to take control of five ports as part of “war strategies” to provide food and medicine amid the economic crisis. The ports in the Venezuelan cities of Guanta, Puerto Cabello, Maracaibo and La Guaira, and the Guamache port on the island of Margarita, will be under the control of the military, which will monitor food processing plants and coordinate production and distribution of essential items. Maduro named Maj. Gen. Efraín Velasco Lugo as the new head of Venezuela’s ports agency, Bolivariana de Puertos S.A. On Monday, Maduro announced the Great Mission of Sovereign Supplying, which, among other things, will determine the purchases and distribution of food, medicine and household goods. The effort, described by Maduro as “war strategies” amid a U.S.-backed “economic war” carried out by political enemies and corporations, will be led by Venezuelan Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino. …

July 14, 2016 2:48 am

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