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The Adam Smith Institute’s Communications Manager, Kate Andrews, commented on the Venezuelan president’s plan to implement fingerprinting systems in supermarkets in CityAM:

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has announced plans for a major mandatory fingerprinting system to combat the increasingly dire food shortages and rampant smuggling afflicting the Latin American state…

…Communications manager at the Adam Smith Institute, Kate Andrews, said:

A system that needs to implement heavy surveillance in local food markets or deploy 17,000 troops along the border to prevent the smuggling of staple food items is a failed system indeed. Rather than allocating time and resources into policing the purchases of apples and pears, President Maduro should abolish price controls, creating an economy where commerce and consumption are encouraged, not criminalised.

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