Venezuelans queue for food as economy deteriorates

People line up to buy bread outside a store in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 17, 2016. Venezuelans line up at dawn or even overnight outside the nation’s supermarkets, guarded by heavily armed police officers to battle the growing problem of looting. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Home to the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela has skidded into an economic catastrophe as global crude prices have collapsed.
  • Protests have erupted in recent days when trucks loaded with food arrived at supermarkets only for police to commandeer the delivery for the Claps.

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