Venezuela’s Latest Response To Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Anthony Fisher via’s Hit & Run blog,
Aug 23, 2016

The tragedy of Venezuela continues unabated, but that doesn’t mean the government of President Nicolás Maduro has stopped trying to fix problems. Maduro has reportedly instituted a policy of fining bakeries that allow lines to stretch out their front doors, according to PanAmPost, claiming the lines aren’t a true indicator of a severe shortage of bread, but rather, a political “strategy of generating anxiety.”

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