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Venezuela rationing food to combat shortages

Venezuelans face up to using electronic rationing cards to combat the increasing lack of food in the country.

Last updated: 08 Apr 2014 13:35
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Due to a severe shortage of basic food supplies in Venezuela, people are hoarding what they can.

It has forced the government to begin a food rationing, seeing many Venezuelans queuing up to register for this new programme.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez in Caracas reports on the looming crisis.

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