Shoppers line up to buy basic items in downtown Caracas
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Venezuela's financial crisis - in 90 seconds

Venezuela - a major oil producer - has been heavily affected by the fall in oil prices on international markets.

A falling oil price means fewer dollars flowing into Venezuela's government coffers, and less to spend on paying for imports.

As a result, basic items are being priced out of reach of average Venezuelans.

Video Journalist Tom Donkin

  • 12 Feb 2015