When it comes to sanitation, Americans are spoiled. We have so much toilet paper in this country of anal-wipe abundance that we can afford to slap politicians' faces on it in protest.
Hugo Chavez toilet paper on sale on Calle Ocho
Not so in Venezuela, where a TP shortage currently has government officials and opposition leaders blaming each other for the crappy situation. Newly elected president Nicolas Maduro has even accused private companies of toilet paper speculation.
So spare a thought -- and a square of your finest quilted tissue -- for Venezuela today.More »