Socialist Triumph: Venezuela asks more than 100 malls to close to save electricity

Shops in malls across Venezuela have closed their doors early to comply with a government electricity rationing order.

Venezuela’s socialist government is asking more than 100 malls to close or generate their own power four hours each day, from 1pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 9pm.

Dozens of mall workers and would-be shoppers waited out the closure at a shopping center in upscale Caracas Wednesday. They complained about the new policy, which comes amid a general economic breakdown that has led to chronic shortages and triple-digit inflation.