...of Venezuela, and I'm here to feed you:
CARACAS (AP) - President Hugo Chavez threatened to nationalize any privately owned supermarkets and food storage facilities caught hoarding inventories or violating price controls imposed on basic goods.
Accusing private companies of hoarding foods such as beef, Chavez on Wednesday warned supermarket owners and distributors that he would nationalize their facilities as soon as they gave him "an excuse'' to seize such assets.
"If they remain committed to violating the interests of the people, the constitution, the laws, I'm going to take the food storage units, corner stores, supermarkets and nationalize them,'' Chavez said during a televised broadcast.
"So prepare yourselves!''
There is much ruin in a nation.