The bolívare, or bread, market in Venezuela is struggling with the scarcity of flour, which has been declining for years, according to the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro.
The shortage has caused a spike in the price of flour for many Venezuelans, causing shortages of staples like bread and coffee.
The boli has been a staple in Venezuelan households for centuries, but the shortages of the flour have led to shortages in the country, which relies on imports for almost all of its bread.
In an interview, Maduro said the boli shortages are caused by a lack of flour in the market and that the government is working on ways to address the problem.
Venezuela is facing an inflation rate of over 300 percent, and Maduro said that inflation is at the peak of its level in 2017.
The country has seen shortages of basic goods like flour and sugar, and it has been unable to import enough food, fuel, medicine and other basic goods to keep the population fed.
The country’s Bolivarian National Assembly approved Maduro’s proposal for a plan last week to increase the bolivare market’s size by 10 percent.
The market will be expanded to encompass more than 2 million square meters of land, Maduro announced in a statement last week.
The bolivares market will have 10,000 to 12,000 shops selling food and beverages, including fruit and vegetable.
The number of people who shop at the market will increase from about 1 million to 2 million, Maduro added.
Maduro said he also wants to expand the market to cater to foreign travelers.