He also announced the nationalization of plots of land owned by the Compañía Inglesa, a subsidiary of British meat products company Vestey
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez on Sunday resumed broadcasting of his weekly radio and TV show "Hello, President," which he suspended for more than six weeks amidst the election campaign.
Chávez's show was broadcast from the facilities of Río Tiznado Socialist Farming Project, in Guárico state (central Venezuela), where he announced that his government would seize a Spanish farming supply company Agroisleña. He also announced the nationalization of plots of land owned by the Compañía Inglesa, a subsidiary of British meat products company Vestey.
"Agroisleña has now became people's property; it will be owned by Venezuela," said the leftist president.
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.