Poll finds Venezuela shortages to exceed 80 percent

People line up to buy food and household items outside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela on May 27, 2016More than 80 percent of basic consumer products including food and medicine are now in short supply in Venezuela, a poll says. Stores are facing greater shortages than households, president of pollster Datanalisis Luis Vicente Leon said Friday. Datanalisis expects inflation of 450 percent, and predicts purchasing power will drop by at least 40 points compared to 2015.

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