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Frozen Chickens Threaten Venezuela's Regime

To really make change in Venezuela, Maduro's opposition will have to find a way to get along.
Food fight this way.

Food fight this way.

Photographer: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned, in a televised interview Jan. 13, that an "economic coup d'etat" was afoot. He blamed "saboteurs" for hoarding goods and scalping prices in an alleged plot to "destabilize" the national economy.

Speaking from Algiers while on an extended global excursion to China, Russia and several Middle East oil-producing states, Maduro exhorted his companeros to keep the faith and ordered his ministers to probe "which economic groups are behind the ambush."