Venezuela's Food Shortage Drains Its Beer And Coca-Cola Supply
The shortage has forced some production plants to close.By Melissa Prax | May 21, 2016
Coca-Cola and beer might soon be harder to come by in Venezuela.
That's because the low price of oil, Venezuela's main export, has burdened the country's economy. Now, it's dealing with a food shortage, as well as riots, rolling blackouts and rising crime rates.
That food shortage includes sugar, which has halted production at the local Coca-Cola plant. And the country's largest beer manufacturer says a lack of barley forced them to stop production last month.