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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Venezuelan pro-government VENews web site on 6 May; all ellipses as published
[The] Venezuelan ranchers' association (Fedenaga) president, Jose Luis Betancourt, has come out fighting against the government's decision to import foodstuffs, paradoxically branding the measure "the height of neo-liberalism".
Betancourt says it's an act of retaliation against domestic producers to give the state greater control and he slams what he calls the discretional character of food distribution.
"The measure will introduce a nest of corruption and inefficiency in the sector... the state does not have the …