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Here’s some weird-but-true news for you: Venezuela currently has a toilet paper shortage!

According to, the South American country’s shortage stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society, as well as the government’s controls on foreign currency. The Venezuelan government has announced it will import 50 million rolls (and 760,000 tons of food), and its new President Nicolas Maduro claimed the shortage was caused by anti-government forces to destabilize the country.

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