Rice silos stand apparently idle in Sabeneta, Venezuela, the home town of former President Hugo Chavez on Oct. 2, 2015. The price of rice, as with many other staples, is controlled by the Venezuelan government and it hasn't been raised for two years despite inflation. In that time, rice has become increasingly scarce.
Rice silos stand apparently idle in Sabeneta, Venezuela, the home town of former President Hugo Chavez on Oct. 2, 2015. The price of rice, as with many other staples, is controlled by the Venezuelan government and it hasn't been raised for two years despite inflation. In that time, rice has become increasingly scarce. Alejandro Cegarra McClatchy
Rice silos stand apparently idle in Sabeneta, Venezuela, the home town of former President Hugo Chavez on Oct. 2, 2015. The price of rice, as with many other staples, is controlled by the Venezuelan government and it hasn't been raised for two years despite inflation. In that time, rice has become increasingly scarce. Alejandro Cegarra McClatchy

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Andres Oppenheimer is a syndicated columnist, and anchor of the TV Show "Oppenheimer Presenta." He is a member of the Miami Herald team that won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize.