A total of 120 violent deaths in Caracas in carnival
A man was beaten and set in fire at his store
One of the victims was identified as Juan Basilio López (45), who died on Tuesday after he was heavily beaten and set in fire. His relatives informed that the man resisted robbery at his store and was heavily beaten.
Relatives of the victims appeared at the National Coordination of Forensic Sciences in Caracas to withdraw the bodies.
The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.