Venezuela Proposes Fingerprinting Shoppers

AP

Venezuelans soon may need to have their fingerprints scanned before they can buy bread.
 
President Nicolas Maduro has announced a mandatory grocery fingerprinting system to combat food shortages.
 
The socialist South American country has been grappling with shortages of basics like cooking oil and flour for more than a year. The administration blames the shortages on companies speculating and people smuggling subsidized staples out of the country.
 
In the spring, Venezuela tried a similar system in government-run supermarkets on a voluntary basis.
 
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