Venezuela jails store owners accused of creating queues: Maduro

February 2, 2015 1:18 AM

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Venezuela jails store owners accused of creating queues: Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has jailed the owners of an unnamed chain of shops accused of engineering queues to whip up anger with the socialist government, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday.

Chronic shortages of basic goods, including flour, chicken and diapers, have triggered massive lines that sometimes stretch around blocks and have become a nightmare to navigate for Venezuelans.

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