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Hard to find bread in shortage-stricken Venezuela

A shortage of foreign currency is seriously affecting imports of wheat, which the country does not grow
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 05:50

The few bakeries that can still get a hold of a 50 kg sack of flour to make bread limit their sales to just two canillas - thin half-baguettes - per person three times a day.


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.

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