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Venezuelan Officials Plan To Import Millions of Toilet Rolls

First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities – toilet paper.

Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the government says it will import 50m rolls to boost supplies.

That was little comfort to consumers struggling to find toilet paper on Wednesday.

"This is the last straw," said Manuel Fagundes, a shopper hunting for tissue in Caracas. "I'm 71 years old and this is the first time I've seen this."

One supermarket visited by the Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread.

Source: The Guardian. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jerryskids||

    Now I like cinnamon rolls, egg rolls, jelly rolls - you name it - but I think I'm gonna have to pass on trying the toilet rolls.

  • John Galt||

    Strange wording, indeed.

  • ||

    cut off the cornmeal supply and the toilet roll demand goes way down.

  • Robert||

    Since when is assuring a supply of toilet paper gov't's duty?

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