Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday promised to intensify his crusade against alleged speculators and greedy businesses which he says are contributing to the oil-rich country’s economic troubles and pledged more state control over sectors fueling sky-high inflation. The leader unveiled a new price cap for commercial real estate and also appointed a few of his cabinet members to run a recently created state agency that will oversee all of Venezuela imports and exports, as well as access to dollars in a country that has had tight currency controls for the last decade. They are the latest measures by Mr. Maduro as he tries to tame an inflation rate well above 50%, rapid depreciation of the local bolivar currency and a shortage of dollars in the import-dependent economy, which has resulted in shortages of food and consumer goods. Regional elections on Dec. 8 are adding pressure […]