Saturday, 25 May 2013
Flog It Blog It, That Is Caracas!
Today we hop over to Venezuela were angry citizens are facing a difficult time on the toilet. Mon Dieu the country is running out of loo roll. Many supermarkets in the South American state have completely run out of toilet paper. Worried consumers are queuing for hours to get their hands on a single sheet. The government has rushed to import 50 million rolls. Are they trying to paper over the cracks? However it may be too little too late for many angry members of the public as supplies bottom out. Pensioner Manuel Fagundes failed to find a single sheet during his shopping trip to Caracas and he told our reporter from Molly Media, ‘This is the last straw. I'm 71 years old and this is the first time I've seen this. While Cristina Ramos added, ‘I've been looking for some for two weeks. I was told that they had some here and now I'm in line waiting.’ Butt it is s not just toilet paper Venezuela is running out of, supermarket shelves have also been cleared of milk, butter and coffee as the crisis continues due to low prices set by the Socialist government. Since the death by dictator Hugo Chavez, state controlled prices have been set below real market prices result in hoarding and therefore shortages. But Chavez's successor President Nicolas Maduro claims anti government forces are deliberately clearing shelves, in a bid to destabilise the country. Hmmm actually we have news for you…..we think it is the Japanese.