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Venezuelans face extreme shortages with long line and strict quotas
In Venezuela, the new year has brought little change to the scarcity problem that is becoming alarming: long lines across the country to buy even the most basic products.
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Shoppers queue outside of a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Venezuelans continue to struggle to find basic goods including detergent and sugar. Most of the shortages in Venezuela are driven in part by the country's tight currency controls, which make it hard to get dollars at a subsidized rate for imports while creating a thriving black market for currency. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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People queue up outside a supermarket in Caracas on January 13, 2015. Venezuela suffers a shortage of almost a third of commodities, inflation of 64% in 2014 and an economic recession caused in part by drought currency since 2013 is limiting essential imports. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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People queue up outside a supermarket in Caracas on January 13, 2015. Venezuela suffers a shortage of almost a third of commodities, inflation of 64% in 2014 and an economic recession caused in part by drought currency since 2013 is limiting essential imports. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Shoppers queue outside of a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Venezuelans continue to struggle to find basic goods including detergent and sugar. Most of the shortages in Venezuela are driven in part by the country's tight currency controls, which make it hard to get dollars at a subsidized rate for imports while creating a thriving black market for currency. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Shoppers queue outside of a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Venezuelans continue to struggle to find basic goods including detergent and sugar. Most of the shortages in Venezuela are driven in part by the country's tight currency controls, which make it hard to get dollars at a subsidized rate for imports while creating a thriving black market for currency. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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People queue up outside a supermarket in Caracas on January 13, 2015. Venezuela suffers a shortage of almost a third of commodities, inflation of 64% in 2014 and an economic recession caused in part by drought currency since 2013 is limiting essential imports. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelans face extreme shortages with long line and strict quotas

In Venezuela, the new year has brought little change to the scarcity problem that is becoming alarming: long lines across the country to buy even the most basic products.

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