Scarcities help fuel riots in Venezuela
By Paul Wesley Sullivan – email
(RNN) – The severe ongoing toilet paper shortage in Venezuela is the result of people eating too much and using the bathroom too often, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has told his people, according to Brian Fonseca, an expert on the region.
Explanations like that have led to deadly protests in the South American nation since an antigovernment movement took to the streets in early February. Scarcities, rampant inflation and high crime rates are some of the complaints lodged against the national government headed by Maduro, leader of the nation’s United Socialist Party.