Sunday, November 18, 2007


Venezuela's socialist economic policies are causing food shortages. I hope people start connecting Chavez's economic policy to the longer food lines. But I bet economics books are harder to find than milk.

Venezuelans scramble for food amid oil opulence

By Brian Ellsworth
Sunday, November 11, 2007; 11:14 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan construction worker Gustavo Arteaga has no trouble finding jobs in this OPEC nation's booming economy, but on a recent Monday morning he skipped work as part of a more complicated search -- for milk.

The 37-year-old father-of-two has for months scrambled to find basic products like cooking oil, beef and milk, despite leftist President Hugo Chavez's social program that promises to provide low-cost groceries to the majority poor.


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