A man picks up a bowl of soup at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta eating center in Caracas
A man picks up a bowl of soup at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta eating center in Caracas March 17, 2014. The center, located in a back-street of Caracas, is frequented by the unemployed and homeless, as well as those who work but are unable to make ends meet. Shortages of basic products have become the norm in Venezuela over the last year and workers at soup kitchens face an increasingly difficult task of finding staple foods they need to provide a free hot daily meal. Opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government say the queues are a national embarrassment and symbol of failed socialist economics similar to the old Soviet Union. But officials say businessmen are deliberately hoarding products as part of an "economic war" against Maduro. Picture taken March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY FOOD)
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