Police boots surround reporter Vladimir Hernandez
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Thrown out of a Venezuelan supermarket by police

Shortages and the failure of systems to distribute goods make shopping for the essentials of daily life a huge challenge for many Venezuelans.

In one supermarket, where shoppers have been queuing for up to 12 hours to buy food, BBC reporter Vladimir Hernandez is surrounded by police and told to leave.

The crowd of shoppers shouts, "Let them film!" but the police threaten to hold the crew overnight in a police cell unless they delete their footage.

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