Standard food basket hits USD 452.57 in November
According to the National Statistics Institute (INE), the price of the standard food basket climbed 2.69% as against October, when it amounted to USD 450.46
Based on a report compiled by the National Statistics Institute, the new price is attributable to the rise in the price of eggs (up 35.63%), tomatoes (up 23.77%), domestic oranges (up 12.41%), mangos (up 10.08%), plantains (up 8.02%), pineapples (up 5.62%), mayonnaise (up 5.24%), onions (up 4.91%), and chicken (up 4.62%).
Regarding the drop in the price of some staples, the most significant were those in yucca, vegetable oil, kidney beans, black beans, potato, and oats and its by-products.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
A week into the beginning of the school year at the República del Ecuador school, in the San Martín neighborhood (downtown Caracas), and classes are taught only until 10 am. Thieves who broke into the school this summer caused major damage when they stole copper wiring and air-conditioning units, resulting in a power outage leaving classrooms in the dark(especially preschool classrooms, which are affected the most).