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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 06:36 PM

Hard to find bread in shortage-stricken Venezuela

At a popular east Caracas bakery, customers can buy Spanish olive oil, Italian tomato sauce and even American chocolates. But bread? Forget it.

Cardboard signs on the door warning of "No bread" have become increasingly common at Venezuelan bakeries.

Venezuela gets 96 percent of its foreign currency from oil exports, and as crude prices have plunged, so have the country's imports -- among them wheat.

The leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro has tightly controlled access to hard currency, and this has affected imports ranging from medicine to toilet paper. Now it is seriously affecting imports of wheat, which Venezuela does not grow.


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Bacchus4.0 Mar 2016 #1

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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:06 PM

1. I thought the socialist state was supposed to be better at providing for the people nt

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