food shortages
  • Extensive campaign arm assembled over 14 years of the former president's rule could be vital to his hand-picked sucessor's election hopes.

    Supporters ride a motorcycle to the closing campaign rally for ruling party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 11, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT
  • A worker weighs a bag of government subsidized food for a customer at a state-run market.

    Lately, consumers have had particular trouble finding staples like chicken, cooking oil, sugar and coffee, as well as toilet paper and some medicines

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2013, 12:56 PM EST