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Lovable eccentric Hugo Chavez has seized control of a Cargill-owned rice mill in Portuguesa State, Venezuela, saying that it was guilty of not distributing rice at government imposed prices.

Big Hugh clearly has a downer on all things American. Cargill have thirteen rice mills in Venezuela according to some research I've done, yet Reuters are reporting that the company says it only has 2% of the Venezuelan rice market.

Other media reports appear to suggest that Chavez is taking control of all Cargill's rice producing operations, and running them out of town.

"Let the expropriation of Cargill begin," Chavez is quoted as saying on Venezuela's state-owned channel VTV.

Chavvy Chase?