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Venezuela Has the Most Expensive French Fries on the Continent

first_imgBy Fabiana Rondón/Voice of America (VOA) January 06, 2020 French fries, a common food, affordable in most parts of the world and generally very popular, have become a luxury for many in Venezuela.The price of French fries in Venezuela ($4.50) greatly exceeds the cost of this product in countries of the region, such as Brazil ($3.35), Argentina ($3), Ecuador ($2.10), Colombia ($2), Chile ($1.83), Peru ($1.50), and Paraguay ($1.55).Very few people in Venezuela can afford to buy French fries, a popular food for Venezuelans, which, among many other aspects, highlights the economic and food crisis in the South American country.Such details expose the impact of hyperinflation on Venezuelans, which climbed from 2,616 percent in 2017 to 34,458 percent in 2018, and up to 136,000 percent as of October 2019, according to recent reports from the Venezuelan National Assembly led by Interim President Juan Guaidó.Venezuela continues to be one of the weakest points in Latin America’s economy, according to data and prospects from the latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Inaccessible French friesThe impact is even greater when the basic monthly income in Venezuela (150,000 bolivars or $8) is taken into account, which makes French fries a luxury meal instead of a quick snack for the day. VOA estimated that a person with the minimum monthly income in Venezuela must work more than 15 days to make enough money to buy the iconic McDonald’s product.French fries aren’t the only foods that have essentially become inaccessible for Venezuelans.Buying a medium-sized McDonald’s combo meal in Venezuela might be almost impossible for an average worker, since they would need to work 34 days, or more than a month, to afford a hamburger, a soda, and French fries at the world’s largest fast food chain, at a cost of 210,000 bolivars, or $11.last_img read more

Solskjaer reveals Alexis Sanchez fears and names return date for injured Manchester United star

first_img Comment Advertisement Alexis Sanchez is struggling at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is not ‘100 per cent sure’ struggling Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will rediscover his form upon his return from injury.The Chile international suffered knee ligament damage in United’s Premier League victory over Southampton last weekend and is set for a lengthy stint in the treatment room.Solskjaer hopes Sanchez will be able to return in about a month, when United begin a period which sees them face the likes of Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea.But Manchester United’s caretaker boss has revealed his fears over Sanchez’s return, admitting he is unsure whether he will be able to rediscover his form at the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Alexis is coming back on Sunday,’ Solskjaer said on Friday morning. ‘He’s not been on grass yet.‘He’s been seeing his people in Barcelona… he’s still a few weeks away so if we get to round about Everton, City, Chelsea…  in that period he’ll probably be available.’Asked whether he was confident Sanchez will return to form, Solskjaer added: ‘I hope so.‘You can never be 100 per cent sure but Alexis is such a determined lad, he loves football and is doing everything he can to get back and show his best side.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Mar 2019 10:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link415Shares United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer also provided an injury update on striker Romelu Lukaku, who sustained a foot injury in the Champions League victory against PSG, before playing through the pain against Arsenal at the weekend.‘He’s had a sore foot this week he’s being assessed, so hopefully he’ll get through today,’ United’s interim boss added.‘Phil Jones is back, there have been so many players out, Anthony (Martial) is back, Ander (Herrera) has been training, Jesse (Lingard) has been training and we’ve got a decision to make tomorrow on who’s match fit.’Manchester United face Premier League rivals Wolves in the quarter-final of the FA Cup on Saturday evening.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Solskjaer reveals Alexis Sanchez fears and names return date for injured Manchester United starlast_img read more