CARACAS, Venezuela, March 13 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says communes should become an integral part of production processes in his South American country.
During a ceremony to open a Cacique Tiuna housing development commune in Coche, Venezuela, the president applauded communities that share all common properties, work and resources, El Universal reported Thursday.
"Here a commune has been born, the people are becoming the owners," Chavez said Wednesday.
"Industrialization should be in line with communities," he added later.
The president said giving 440 houses to the housing development would help implement a change to social ownership in Venezuela, El Universal said.
"I am giving private property; we are giving families allocation deeds," he said.
Chavez added businesses, such as the rice processing plants that failed to meet regulated product prices, should serve the "national interest" or face potential government intervention.
"Businesses should be subject to the national interest," he said. "The more they pick a fight with me, the more I advance."