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Topic - Alejandro Fleming
Socialism has finally hit the fan in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, though he checked out just in time to miss it. He left millions of Venezuelans struggling to clean up the mess.
First, milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities — toilet paper.
Commerce Secretary Alejandro Fleming says the toilet paper crisis is the result of "excessive demand" led by "a media campaign that has been generated to disrupt the country."
Mr. Fleming promised to flood the market with toilet paper as soon as he can find it, and then people can "calm down."