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, the embattled socialist government says it will import 50 million rolls.
Economists say Venezuela's shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and to the government's controls on foreign currency needed to pay for imports.
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