US imposes new sanctions on Syria over suspected chemical attackWorld April 24, 21:23
Russian businessman plans to build sailplane to fly around the globe nonstop in 5 daysScience & Space April 24, 19:50
Roscosmos excludes three cosmonauts from space teamScience & Space April 24, 19:34
Russian Foreign Ministry: Terrorists in Syria may get chemical weapons from Libya, IraqRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 19:05
US not ready yet to restart arms control dialog, Russian diplomat saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 18:57
Court recognizes Russia’s Sports Ministry as affected party in WADA whistleblower caseSport April 24, 18:48
Elephant, giraffe and wildcats found among Muscovites’ house petsSociety & Culture April 24, 17:48
Putin calls for setting apart real anti-corruption crusaders from political show-offsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 16:34
Moscow court turns down Jehovah’s Witnesses bid to fight Justice Ministry’s banWorld April 24, 16:08
MEXICO CITY, January 22. /TASS/. Venezuela plans to tighten control over the food distribution and supplies amid unprecedented shortages in shops, the country’s President Nicolas Maduro said in his annual address to parliament on Wednesday.
Maduro said the food shortage is the result of an “economic war” waged by the political opposition in an effort to remove him from power.
The president, the successor to late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, announced plans to change the current model of distribution and trade in the recession-hit Venezuelan economy.
“Starting from today, the government will carry out a campaign on thorough checks of suppliers of consumer goods in the framework of the fight against the severe shortage of some goods and the poor provision to the population,” Maduro said.
Maduro warned that those planning “sabotages” will be held responsible for their actions.
Venezuela, one of the world’s largest oil exporters, is widely considered the nation which is the hardest hit by the global oil price fall. The country’s economy shrank 2.8% in 2014 while inflation topped 63%
The South American country has been battling the shortages of food, basic goods, household items and medicines that have sparked massive shopping lines in recent months.