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Stop the presses: Venezuela's newsprint shortage halts circulation of pro-government paper
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:39 PM EDT
A pro-government newspaper from Hugo Chavez's home state is the latest Venezuelan broadsheet to halt its presses as a shortage of newsprint has the government scrambling to guarantee supplies.
It's the fifth regional newspaper to stop printing since July as 50 percent inflation and restrictions on dollar purchases to stave off devaluation make it difficult to import paper and other basic supplies. Even better-financed national publications have had to reduce page count and number of copies sold.
De Frente has a daily circulation of about 5,000 copies.