Polling firm Datanálisis: food shortage index at 30% in January
The firm estimates 4-6% growth in private consumption in 2013
Datanálisis' President Luis Vicente León stressed that the Government leads to shortages by expressing hostility at the domestic production sector through expropriation and nationalization threats and policies aimed at regulating food price and the foreign exchange.
León underscored that the indicator has shown an upward trend since October 2012.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
The El Perú police station, in El Callao municipality, south of Bolívar state, south Venezuela, came under sustained fire with more than 100 bullets smacking into its walls. According to police records, a gang of 15 gunmen identified as members of the so-called "mining unions" arrived on motorbikes in the evening of August 23 and began opening fire on the police station. They intended to get back a belt pack containing guns, bullets and memory storage devices.