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Despite government efforts, Venezuelans still spend long hours waiting for goods
President Nicolás Maduro's response to shortages of products like toilet paper, articles for personal hygiene, diapers, milk and meat, has made food shopping a day-long ordeal.
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The line to enter to Excelsior Gama, a privately owned market in Caracas, is long every day. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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The entrance to the Bicentenario supermarket, run by the government, is guarded by military personnel who check the ID card of the customers. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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The line to enter to the Bicentenario market was so long that it continued on the street in Macaracuay, Caracas. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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Farma Ahorro, a chain of pharmacies in Caracas, only began to apply the ID number system on Monday. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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The line for Excelsior Gama extends to the parking lot of the mall in which it's located. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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Plan Suarez, a privately owned market. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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People start lining up at 6:00 a.m. to buy basic goods at Bicentenario market. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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The line for the Bicentenario market extends all around the mall parking lot. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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The line to enter to the Excelsior Gama market guarded by military personnel. (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

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At the entrance of the Bicentenario Market, a banner trumpets a quote by the late President Hugo Chávez: "As long as this revolution is alive, the Venezuelan people will feed and live better every day." (Photo: Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino)

Despite government efforts, Venezuelans still spend long hours waiting for goods

President Nicolás Maduro's response to shortages of products like toilet paper, articles for personal hygiene, diapers, milk and meat, has made food shopping a day-long ordeal.

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