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Venezuelans are losing weight amid food shortages, skyrocketing prices

May 02, 2017 - CNNMoney

Mariana Mejias can't afford to buy a bag of rice in Venezuela.

She lives in Mariche, an extremely poor neighborhood in the country's capital, Caracas, which suffers from severe food and medical shortages like the rest of the country.

If the government doesn't provide a subsidized monthly bag of food, Mejias would go hungry. Skyrocketing prices have made food at her local market prohibitive. The monthly food bag, worth 10,000 bolivares ($2.25), includes rice, milk, pasta, beans and a ...