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Local news for Merida, Venezuela continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Thursday Aug 21 | BBC News

Venezuela "to fingerprint shoppers"

Up to 40% of the goods which Venezuela subsidises for its domestic market are smuggled to Colombia, where they are sold at much higher prices, the authorities say.

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Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, World News

Tue Aug 12, 2014

UPI

Venezuela closes border with Colombia to deter smuggling

Venezuela is attempting to crack down on the illegal export of many basic staples, including bread.

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Related Topix: Venezuela, World News

Sun Jun 01, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Venezuela: Activists, gov't push for 'communal state'

A representative from the India Caribay commune in Merida state holds up the commune's new land title during a commune assembly at the town of Mesa Bolivar held on May 24 and 25. Three communes were transferred lands that day, which is part of a policy to transfer land to community organisations.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez,

Tue May 13, 2014

CNN

Fistfights amid long bread lines in Venezuela

Shoppers in Venezuela know that shortages of staples like cornmeal, milk and chicken are a harsh reality of life, but now -- amid violent protests and strikes -- shortages have spread to that most basic of basics: bread.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Colombia,

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