President Hugo Chavez says he wants Venezuelans to stop drinking so much alcohol, and he has ordered the military to crack down on businesses selling beer on the streets or after legal hours.
"Armed forces: Any truck that goes around selling beer in the barrios, they must be caught," Chavez said in a televised speech Thursday night. "And not only trucks. There are liquor stores open at any hour where people can go and buy liquor. What is that?"
"Is this a brothel or something? Venezuela is no brothel!" Chavez said.