Venezuelan Pharmacy Says Managers Freed Pending Trial

Pharmacy chain Farmatodo said on Saturday two of its managers have been freed from jail pending trial on charges in an emblematic case of what President Nicolas Maduro calls Venezuela's "economic war." Farmatodo Executive President Pedro Angarita and Operations Vice President Agustin Alvarez were detained last month and face charges of "boycott" and "economic destabilization" for allegedly exacerbating shopping lines. A Caracas court has authorized their release provided they report every two weeks during legal proceedings. For months, many of the chain's 167 stores, which sell food and hygiene products as well as medicines, have seen huge lines of shoppers amid scarcities of basic products.



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