Venezuela running out of toilet paper

Sarah Coles
Toilet paper purchase in Venezuela
Toilet paper purchase in Venezuela

Venezuela has been hit by a chronic shortage of toilet paper. The supermarket shelves stand empty, and supplies have almost entirely dried up. There's some disagreement as to how this has happened. The media blames the government, and the government blames the media for causing a run on toilet paper.

So what's going on?
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