Venezuela runs out of toilet paper, govt blames opponents


The gang at Zero Hedge are in high snark over news that Venezuela has run out of toilet paper with the government blaming opponents for a media campaign that has created an excessive demand. The government will be importing 50 million rolls to make up the shortfall. The problem appears to be artificially low price controls which apparently makes it impossible for Venezuelan firms to manufacture toilet paper and sell it with it at a profit.

Alternatively, if the government is not merely paranoid, and if indeed this is just another CIA-inspired tactic to overthrow the government, then the Langley brain trust will have redeemed itself for the recent humiliation in Russia by showing the world it can truly think outside of the toilet box.