Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

January 14, 2015 8:50 PM

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Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Governors in three Venezuelan states have banned overnight queuing amid huge and sometimes rowdy lines around shops across the scarcity-plagued country.

Shortages of basic consumer products from milk to toilet paper have worsened since a lull in distribution over the Christmas and New Year holidays, prompting many to wait from the early hours on foot - or in hammocks - before shops open.

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