GM Halts Operations In Venezuela, Says Plant Was Seized By Government

General Motors says it has halted operations in Venezuela after authorities seized a factory. The plant was confiscated Wednesday in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.

The automaker says its only plant in Venezuela was taken over by public authorities. Employees at the plant tell NPR it was car dealers, not the government, who seized control.

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