"They are barbaric, these capitalist parasites!" Maduro thundered in
the latest of his lengthy daily speeches. "We have more than 100 of the
bourgeoisie behind bars at the moment."
The successor to the late Hugo Chavez also said his government was
preparing a law to limit Venezuelan businesses' profits to between 15
percent and 30 percent.
Officials say unscrupulous companies have been hiking prices of
electronics and other goods more than 1,000 percent. Critics say failed
socialist economic policies and restricted access to foreign currency
are behind Venezuela's runaway inflation.
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