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Venezuela: Shopper fingerprinting to stop smuggling

22 August 2014 Last updated at 10:21 BST

The president of Venezuela has announced a fingerprint scanning system for the country's supermarkets in an effort to combat food smuggling.

President Nicolas Maduro says it will stop food shortages, but opponents believe it constitutes a breach of privacy.

Tim Allman reports.