Venezuela: Economic Crisis Continues

Venezuela, a country with a population of around 30 million people and one of the largest oil reserves in the world, has been experiencing an extremely difficult period of economic and political stresses. The economy, which shrank in 2014, has registered 10% contraction in GDP in 2015. These stresses show no sign of abating with rampant hyperinflation impacting food prices and causing food and other basic goods shortages across the country. For example, toilet paper and soap are in such short supply some hotels are asking guests to bring their own.
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