Venezuela deputies vote to sack minister for food crisis

People walk past closed shops in a street in Caracas on March 22, 2016Venezuela’s opposition voted Thursday to sack the food minister for shortages in the country’s economic crisis and claimed big support for a referendum on driving President Nicolas Maduro from power. Lawmakers approved a no-confidence motion against the minister, the latest offensive in their battle to replace the government over a crisis that has families queuing up for food rations. “We are facing the worst food emergency in Venezuela’s history,” said the lawmaker leading the motion, Ismael Garcia.

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