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Caracas bakery looted amid food shortages

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 00:55

Newly released video images show looting in a bakery in the Venezuelan capital amid widespread shortages and increasing violence. Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New video footage shows violent lootings in a bakery in the Venezuelan capital, as the country battles widespread shortages of basic goods amid a reeling economic crisis. The video, filmed on Thursday (June 9), shows people storming into the Duni Bakery in Caracas and looting basic goods from the store. With basics such as flour and rice running short, crowds chanting "We want food!" are thronging supermarkets daily, presenting a major problem for the struggling leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro. More than 10 incidents of looting are occurring daily, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, a local monitoring group. Venezuela's political opposition is pursuing a recall referendum in an effort to remove the socialist Maduro from office, whilst he accuses opponents of deliberately stirring up trouble and seeking a coup.

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Caracas bakery looted amid food shortages

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 00:55