Consumer protection

An officer of the Venezuela’s consumer protection agency checks prices as soldiers look on at a supermarket, accused of raising prices, in Caracas, Monday. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to seize businesses that raise prices as a result of last week’s devaluation of Venezuela’s currency.

An officer of the Venezuela's consumer protection agency checks prices as soldiers look on at a supermarket

An officer of the Venezuela's consumer protection agency checks prices as soldiers look on at a supermarket

An officer of the Venezuela’s consumer protection agency checks prices as soldiers look on at a supermarket, accused of raising prices, in Caracas, Monday. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to seize businesses that raise prices as a result of last week’s devaluation of Venezuela’s currency.