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Venezuela threatens to seize bakeries amid bread shortage

The Venezuelan government says it will expropriate bakeries which fail to abide by new government regulations aimed at tackling bread shortages.
    
In a growing row between the government and bakers, officials said that bakeries could face fines if people had to queue to get their bread.
    
Severe shortages of basic goods mean that Venezuelans often have to queue for hours to buy essential items.
   
The government says the shortages are caused by an "economic war".



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