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  • In shortages-hit Venezuela, lining up becomes a profession

    There's a booming new profession in Venezuela: standing in line.

    The job usually involves starting before dawn, enduring long hours under the Caribbean sun, dodging or bribing police, and then selling a coveted spot at the front of huge shopping lines.

    As Venezuela's ailing economy spawns unprecedented shortages of basic goods, panic-buying and a rush to snap up subsidized food, demand is high and the pay is reasonable.


    More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0KU1BX20150121
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