Maduro threatens to seize idle Venezuela plants, jail owners

Latin America

Women chant against the government of President Nicolas Maduro during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to seize factories that have closed and to jail the owners. It’s part of a decree extending his emergency powers.

Venezuela is in a deep economic crisis. The opposition blames Maduro, and they are trying to force him out of office.

CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs filed this update from Caracas.

Maduro threatens to seize idle Venezuela plants, jail owners

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to seize factories that have closed and to jail the owners. It's part of a decree extending his emergency powers. Venezuela is in a deep economic crisis. The opposition blames Maduro, and are trying to force him out of office. CCTV's Steven Gibbs filed this update from Caracas.