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Venezuelans Add Beer to List of Privations

By Andres Schipani
Financial Times, London
Friday, April 29, 2016

Venezuela's largest privately owned company on Friday stopped producing beer, adding to a list of privations facing residents already frustrated by power cuts, water shortages, triple-digit inflation, and grinding recession.

"This could mean the end," says Sergio Silva, shopkeeper at a neighbourhood store in Petare, one of Caracas' biggest slums. "If Venezuelans do not have beer  ... this country could blow." ...

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