Venezuelan food shortages: Finger scanners to be installed in supermarkets
March 9 , 2015
Venezuela is installing thousands of fingerprint scanners in supermarkets all over the country as part of a rationing system.
President Nicolas Maduro said this was an attempt to reduce hoarding and control panic buying. Shortage of basic goods has led to long queues at stores in the past year.
The government blames manipulation of prices and food supply for the shortages. In February, several supermarket and drugstore owners were arrested.
Shortages of food and medicines have triggered major protests in the country.