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According to President Nicolas Maduro, the American corporation violated Venezuela’s laws by suspending its operations in the South American country.
“Forty-eight hours ago, without notice, a US company called Kimberly-Clark, violating national laws and the constitution, fired almost 1,000 workers from its production plant, closed the door and left the country,” Maduro said on state television.
He added that the government would support the workers now in control of the plant.
For its part, Kimberly-Clark said it would shutter its Venezuela operations after years of grappling with soaring inflation and a shortage of hard currency and raw materials.
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