Maduro Calls Owner of Largest Food Company `Thief' and `Traitor'

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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President Nicolas Maduro called the owner of Venezuela’s largest privately-held company a “thief” and a “traitor” Thursday, blaming him for the country’s economic woes.

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