There is no toilet paper in Venezuela.
Its new president, Nicolas Maduro, is importing 50 million rolls into the South American socialist paradise.
That's a lot of caca in Caracas.
But this is what happens when the government nationalizes the production, distribution and pricing of material goods.
This is hardly a new phenomenon in socialist countries. Toilet paper shortages and long lines were a way of life in the former Soviet Union. When toilet paper wasn't available, newspapers would have to do. All things considered, it was the only to put a copy of Pravda to good use. Perhaps this tradition will be revived in Venezuela.
Maduro, like the late Hugo Chavez before him, blames the opposition and the private sector for causing shortages.
Suffice it to say, Maduro is full of crap. Unfortunately for Venezuelans, they have nothing with which to wipe it away.