VENEZUELA: Chavez declares "war" on Pepsi-Cola bottler
Chavez's latest move follows the destruction of a Pepsi Cola publicity globe in Venezuela
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has threatened to nationalise Pepsi-Cola bottler Empresas Polar as part of a war against the “bourgeoise”, according to reports.
On Tuesday (2 June), Bloomberg wrote that Chavez had threatened to nationalise Empresas Polar, saying that the company isn’t “indispensable.”
The Chavez Government is known for its leftwing, anti-capitalist stance.
Chavez's warning to Empresas Polar comes one week after Pepsi-Cola Venezuela, which is run by the Polar, filed legal action against the Government.
The company was angered after authorities removed a publicity globe from its headquarters in Caracas.
Last year, Chavez banned Coca-Cola Zero from sale in the country due to unspecified health concerns.
“You’ve declared an economic war against me, so I accept your challenge, stateless bourgeoisie,” Chavez said on Tuesday, during a visit to a state-run vegetable oil company.
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