Venezuela: First it was toilet paper shortage, now paper shortage shutting down newspaper presses

Posted on February 5, 2014 • Filed under: Business, Venezuela reported that a shortage of paper in Venezuela is forcing some local newspapers to stop printing their editions and others to scale down publications. Rights groups fear the freedom of the press is once again under threat in the South American country.

On January 21, El Expreso, a regional daily in the southeastern state of Bolivar shut down its printing press for lack of paper, bringing the number of newspapers that have disappeared from Venezuelan newsstands in the past four months to 10. Read Article

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