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  1. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela will fingerprint shoppers to curb bulk buying amid shortages

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery shops to combat food shortages by keeping ... on smuggling, which Maduro has said diverted nearly 50 per cent of Venezuela's cheap food. As of January, more than a quarter of basic staples were out of stock in Venezuelan shops, cording ...

  2. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela introduces ID system for food buying amid scarcity, hoarding

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Caracas Fingerprint IDs to fight black market in food Grappling with scarcities of sugar, milk, cornmeal and other basic foods, the Venezuelan government has unveiled a new electronic identification system for shoppers that critics say is a modern version of a ration card. President Nicolas Maduro described it on Tuesday as a means of "safeguarding food ...

  3. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela’s hardline protesters learn from other demonstrations

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 01:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... they blame for a soaring crime rate, 56 per cent inflation and chronic food shortages. Lately, they also accuse the government of violently repressing the demonstrations. They have set up camp ... and food are kept at the Altamira square. “With experience, people lose fear,” said Valentina Huamani, an 18-year-old university communications student who is among those at the front line. “When ...

  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela's Maduro scraps plan to restrict food sales

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:37pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... Associated Press in Caracas President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that he has put a halt to a plan to restrict sales of 20 basic food products in Venezuela’s most populous state, a scheme ... in a speech televised on state TV. Maduro said he asked Governor Francisco Arias Cardenas, a socialist ally and former military officer, to scrap the planned restrictions on food sales and Arias ...

  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelans struggle with rampant inflation on miserly salaries

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:50pm by GDN

    ... was meant to stand as an emblem of Venezuela's booming economy of the 1990s. Instead, with the country struggling with one of the world's highest inflation rates, food shortages ... for the vast majority, money simply evaporates. Cadena makes enough for the family to get by. Half of his income goes on food, which is not only harder to find but also more expensive every week. ...

  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Maduro scraps UN visit over 'threats to his life'

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... against its leaders, leftist policies and governments. Maduro earlier this month claimed the White House was plotting the "collapse" of his government next month by sabotaging food ...

  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela polls open to decide Chavez successor

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... of sympathy over his mentor’s death, led opinion polls as he promised to continue the oil-funded policies that cut poverty from 50 to 29 per cent through popular health, education and food programmes. But Capriles hopes that discontent over the nation’s soaring murder rate, chronic food shortages, high inflation and regular power outages will give him an upset victory after 14 years under Chavez. ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Deeply divided Venezuela goes to the polls to pick a new president

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The populist-socialist president doled out billions of US dollars in jobs, education, housing and subsidised food. Although Chavez built a rabidly supportive fan base and reduced poverty from about 50 per cent to about 30 per cent, the economy is still largely oil-based, food shortages are frequent and the country has one of the continent's highest crime rates. "They just do not understand what ...

  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Chavez ‘battling’ for his life, says Venezuelan vice-president

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 09:12am by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... and soul completely and forgot all his obligations to himself to give the people a fatherland, to give those who had nothing a job, a life, a house, health, food, education.” Chavez has not spoken ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Maduro vows to complete Chavez's Venezuelan revolution

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... popular education, health and food programs to the poor. "We, his sons and daughters, will guarantee that this is the case. We swear that the revolution will continue," he said, calling ...




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