August 29th @ 4:12 PM GMT
Reuters A government plan to combat Venezuela's food shortages by fingerprinting shoppers in grocery stores has sparked a backlash ranging from violent street protests to social media campaigns ridiculing the idea.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654198/s/3df97816/sc/36/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (World)
August 29th @ 8:57 AM GMT
Yahoo! On June 9, with his 150-year-old Portuguese corporate dynasty close to collapse, patriarch Ricardo Espirito Santo Salgado made a desperate attempt to save it. Salgado signed two letters to Venezuelas state oil company, which had bought $365 million in bonds from his familys holding company. The ''cartas-conforto'' letters of comfort were written on the letterhead of Banco Espirito Santo, a large lender controlled by the family. ''Banco Espirito Santo guarantees it will provide the nec... (Business)
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