Venezuela installs finger scanners in supermarkets

Venezuela is due to begin installing about 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets across the country.

President Nicolas Maduro said the rationing system would reduce food hoarding and panic buying.

Over the last year there have been long queues at supermarkets because of widespread shortages of basic goods.

Mr Maduro said the shortages were due to manipulation of the food supply and prices.

 

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  • Exile1981

    The left would love something like that here so they can make sure you are only using 2 squares of paper per movement or how much ammo or what have you that a person has bought recently.

  • Stronger Than Dirt

    Lots of a**holes in control there; no wonder they keep running out of tp.

    • BillyHW

      Socialists love inflicting poverty on people.

  • BillyHW

    “Mr Maduro said the shortages were due to manipulation of the food supply and prices.”

    Duh. Control the economy and set price controls, and voila, shortages.

    • Canadian

      Nothing to do with socialism, of course.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Venezuelans have had to conserve their toilet paper by using both sides.

  • tom_billesley

    They could get some culinary advice from North Korea on how to stretch non-existent rations.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Soylent Green is Caracans.

  • mobuyus

    Who would this be manipulating food supply and prices? Who would they want you to believe,who is doing this manipulating?