Reporters Take to Streets of Caracas Over Paper Shortage

Print journalists in Venezuela are fed up. At least 10 newspapers have been forced to stop their printing operations due to a lack of paper. Around 100 reporters took to the streets in front of police stations, and the state currency board here in Caracas. The country's strict currency controls make importing printing materials, such as newsprint, difficult. Many of the materials needed must be bought outside the country with U.S. dollars, which is restricted by the Venezuelan government.

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