Venezuela Suffers Through Toilet Paper Shortage
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And our last word in business today is causing a bit of a stink in Venezuela, that would be a toilet paper shortage.
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Venezuela is rich in oil, but relies on imports for many basic goods - including toothpaste, soap and yes, toilet paper. For weeks now, the country has had chronic toilet paper shortage.
MONTAGNE: Lawmakers voted to approve a $79 million credit to the government to resolve the issue. They aim to initially import some 39 million rolls.
GREENE: Which sounds like a lot. I guess the risk, Renee is, you know, if the government does this, they bring in too much toilet paper and people can start TP'ing the presidential palace or something.
MONTAGNE: Something like that.
GREENE: That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
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