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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