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."
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."