Agence France-PresseApril 10, 2013 22:45
A customer entered Gustavo Arbelo's grocery store in a blue-collar Caracas neighborhood, asking if he had any rice or flour. No, he said, pointing to bare shelves.
Toilet paper? He once had two months' worth of it stocked up. "Today I don't even have one roll," the bespectacled, mustachioed shopkeeper said, checking his books behind the counter in the hillside Petare neighborhood.
"We've had shortages of every product," Arbelo, 55, said. "There's no rice; there's no detergent; there's no soap."