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Venezuela's press copes with paper shortage

Government's strict currency controls to halt the country's economic crisis have resulted in import shortages.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 10:19
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Newspapers in Venezuela are under threat due to an impending paper shortage.

Like other businesses in the country, the papers blame their problems on strict currency controls imposed by the government to halt the flight of capital from the country.

Newspaper editors have waited for months for more paper and now claim that stopping the printing presses would be an attack on the freedom of the press.

In an attempt to stay in business El Nacional, Venezuela's most widely distributed daily, has cut its circulation and is recycling leftover paper.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Caracas.

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