In Photos: The Story of Venezuela’s La Minka Bakery

La Minka bakery in Caracas is baking up low cost bread, after being taken over by a local community in Caracas.

A small bakery in Caracas recently made big waves when it was seized by the Venezuelan government. Management of privately run bakery, Mansion’s, was accused of violating health codes, refusing to abide by the government’s price controls on goods and low levels of production.

After seizing the bakery, the government quickly handed it over to a local community group, which will run the bakery for the next three months. Re-branded La Minka, the new management say they have cleaned up the bakery, boosted productivity and lowered prices.

All photos are courtesy of Panaderia La Minka.