More than 80 percent of basic consumer products including food and medicine are now in short supply in Venezuela, a poll says.

Stores are facing greater shortages than households, president of pollster Datanalisis Luis Vicente Leon said Friday.

But the company’s latest study, with data from April, saw a jump in that index as the oil-rich country grapples with political and economic crisis.

Source: Poll finds Venezuela shortages to exceed 80 percent


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