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Venezuela launches electronic rationing card

Residents of Western Zulia issued with cards to limit puchases of items like rice and oil amid shortages.

Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 12:23
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Venezuela's most populated state is to begin a system of rationing, with consumers in Western Zulia being given electronic chip cards to limit puchases of items such as rice, cooking oil and toilet paper.

The shortages of everyday basics across the country are being blamed on the government's attempts to control the economy.

Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Caracas.

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