posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 04:33 PM
My wife who is Venezuelan has just shown me this article.
Apparently this is only in the state of Zulia which borders Colombia. They say it is to control the flow of products into Columbia. I think it is the
trial model of things to come.
If they say you can only have 1 roll of toilet paper for the week then that is all you can buy, Same goes for milk ,eggs and chicken.
Here is a translation of some of the article
The "Papachip" is an electronic system monitored by the company CANTV, which "coincidentally" is the state telephone company of Venezuela and leader
of the project. The system consists of a fingerprint reader, which controls each user and family to have a certain quota of purchase. Zulia
authorities will determine the quota and time, between two to seven days, for the purchase of each meal.
Venezuelans have baptized their ration Cuban-style with the name "Papachip" which will commence on Monday June 10 in the state of Zulia to twenty
products, such as milk, chicken, eggs and toilet paper.
I fear this is the way the rest of the country will go. It is becoming another Cuba. There are shortages sometimes but this is not the answer. They
need to start producing products instead of importing.
The excuse that this is to stop smuggling is absurd as the only thing cheaper in Venezuela are oil based products.
Thought you guys and girls would find this interesting. All comments welcome.
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