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Food Rationing Begins in Venezuela

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
May 5, 2014 1:23 pm

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has introduced a new food card that critics decry as a Cuban-style rationing policy that will not alleviate the country’s economic problems, Reuters reports.

Maduro has touted the “Secure Food Supply” card as a measure that will combat hoarding and reselling by Venezuelans. Some shoppers buy heavily subsidized food products and then resell them on the black market or over the border in Colombia for large profits.


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Food rationing in oil-rich OPEC member Venezuela

Somebody's getting rich down there.