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Venezuela targets drugstore executives in economic crackdown
Venezuela targets drugstore executives in economic crackdown

Venezuelan authorities have charged two executives of the country’s largest privately owned pharmacy chain with supply “irregularities,” part of a crackdown by President Nicolas Maduro on companies he accuses of causing scarcities of basic household items. According to a statement released by the attorney general’s office late Wednesday, Pedro Luis Angarita and Agustin Antonio Alvarez, the president and vice president, respectively, of the Farmatodo drugstores, were being held in the headquarters of SEBIN, the Spanish acronym for Venezuela’s intelligence agency, in Caracas. In addition to the supply accusation, they were charged with destabilizing the...

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