President Maduro has ordered that the supermarket chain Día a Día be put under the control of the government’s distribution chain PDVAL. The director of Día a Día has been arrested on charges of “boycott and economic destabilization.”
Maduro also assured that he has evidence of how opposition leaders pressured Farmatodo and Día a Día so that they would wage the economic war.
For Maduro this economic war he claims is being waged against his government has a polarizing consequence. He asked the people to “stand firm” against the economic war and warned that there is no middle ground, “if you are not with the government you are against it.”