Another reason why the shelves are bare in Venezuela
...That is how a command economy fails. Control freak government is far worse than capitalism and a free market. Bernie Sanders should take note as should Hillary Clinton.
Eligio Lucena rents a few hectares of land and employs up to 12 people to cultivate potatoes.
He says the government's tight controls on imports have made it impossible to get hold of seeds and fertilizer.
"It's crippling us. Many people round here have the land all prepared for sowing, but we can't get hold of the seeds."