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CARACAS, Friday March 14, 2014 | Update
 
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Restricted sales of personal care products and drugs in Venezuela

People are allowed to buy only two items of the same product

Shortages of staples have been reported since April 2012 (File photo)
ANGIE CONTRERAS C. |  EL UNIVERSAL
Friday March 14, 2014  12:53 PM
Staple shortages in Venezuela are exacerbating, as mirrored by restricted sales in many stores across the country.

The supply of personal care products fails to meet demand. Only one or two brands of a single item can be found on shelves.

Similarly, drugs stocks are running low. In a bid to meet demand, pharmacies have also been limiting the sale of certain drugs to only two items per person.

Since April 2012, the Central Bank of Venezuela has been reporting shortage of personal care and home cleaning products, which sales are restricted as well.

Shortage stems from the price regulations enforced for more than two years. Shortage has also been attributed to the limited sale of foreign currency to companies importing the relevant raw materials.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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