A man walks by a sign on a wall that reads “No to the expropriation — we are all Polar,” outside the distribution center belonging to Venezuela’s largest food company, Empresas Polar, in La Yaguara in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 30, 2015. According to Empresas Polar director Manuel Felipe Larrazabal, the government occupied one of its Caracas food distribution centers. President Nicolás Maduro has accused Polar of sabotaging the economy by hoarding goods and intentionally creating shortages, a charge the company has denied.
A man walks by a sign on a wall that reads “No to the expropriation — we are all Polar,” outside the distribution center belonging to Venezuela’s largest food company, Empresas Polar, in La Yaguara in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 30, 2015. According to Empresas Polar director Manuel Felipe Larrazabal, the government occupied one of its Caracas food distribution centers. President Nicolás Maduro has accused Polar of sabotaging the economy by hoarding goods and intentionally creating shortages, a charge the company has denied. Ariana Cubillos AP
A man walks by a sign on a wall that reads “No to the expropriation — we are all Polar,” outside the distribution center belonging to Venezuela’s largest food company, Empresas Polar, in La Yaguara in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 30, 2015. According to Empresas Polar director Manuel Felipe Larrazabal, the government occupied one of its Caracas food distribution centers. President Nicolás Maduro has accused Polar of sabotaging the economy by hoarding goods and intentionally creating shortages, a charge the company has denied. Ariana Cubillos AP

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