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."
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.