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Venezuela to Crack Down on Toilet Paper Mafia Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 08:50 PM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blaming the so-called 'Toilet Paper Mafia' for the nation's economic woes. He contends that these alleged 'criminals' are hoarding toilet paper to sell such essential items for higher prices at a later date.

According to the BBC News, "Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a shake-up of the team running the country's economy during his annual state of the union address."

Maduro is quoted as saying that, "While the government makes a big effort to guarantee the quality of some services and the availability of products, the mafias speculate with other products and even medicines."

As reported by the BBC, "Speaking at the National Assembly in Caracas, Mr Maduro vowed to introducer tougher penalties against "sabotage and speculation". His state of the union address - the first since he was elected president in April - was broadcast on live television and radio."

Maduro also announced that his plans to make Venezuela a 'Marxist' country has been "very successful."

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