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Common Motors has stated its Venezuelan automobile plant has been seized by the federal government as political pressure rises within the nation.

Lengthy-standing divisions in Venezuela have been brought to the fore by a deepening financial disaster.

GM stated its Venezolana plant within the metropolis of Valencia had been “unexpectedly taken by the general public authorities”.

The US automobile large stated it will “take all authorized actions” to defend its pursuits.

It stated different belongings, together with autos, had been taken from the plant within the industrial hub of Valencia, which is one in all nation’s largest cities.

The automobile agency added that the seizure would trigger irreparable injury to the corporate, its 2,678 employees, its 79 sellers and to its suppliers.

Venezuela’s Info Ministry didn’t reply to a request for remark.

At the least three people were killed in protests this week in opposition to the federal government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela’s automobile trade has been hit by a scarcity of uncooked supplies resulting from forex controls and stagnant native manufacturing.