BBC: Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution
Venezuela's military has taken control of five ports in an effort to guarantee supplies of food and medicine.
In a decree, President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army to monitor food processing plants, and co-ordinate the production and distribution of items.
Venezuela is going through a deep economic crisis despite having the world's largest oil reserves.
Basic products are increasingly hard to find and many say they struggle to feed their families.
The Venezuelan Bishops Conference said the rise of the military is a "threat to tranquillity and peace".
Read more ....
WNU Editor: Putting soldiers in charge on who gets food and medicines is not a solution .... it is a prescription for disaster.
More News On Venezuelan President Maduro Putting The Military In Charge Of Overseeing Food And Medicine Distribution
Venezuela military take over distribution of food, seize control of five biggest ports -- FOX News
Venezuela's military to coordinate food, medicine distribution -- Reuters
Venezuelan military begins overseeing food distribution -- AFP
Maduro puts military in charge of overseeing Venezuela food distribution -- Euronews
Venezuelan military takes control of five ports in economic 'war strategy' -- UPI
Venezuela Military Seizes Major Ports as Economic Crisis Deepens -- VOA
Venezuelan military takes over food distribution -- DW
Venezuelan army takes over food distribution services -- Al Jazeera