Another Shortage in Venezuela
Via the BBC: Venezuela Catholic Church ‘running out of wine’
The Catholic Church in Venezuela has said it is running out of wine to celebrate Mass because of nationwide shortages of basic supplies.
It said the scarcity of some products had forced the country’s "only wine maker" to stop selling to the Church.
Critics blame the shortages on tight state control of the economy and inadequate domestic production.
The government’s response is almost comical in its clichéd nature and predictability:
But the government insists that an opposition-led conspiracy and price speculations are the problem.