Readings — From the November 2016 issue

The Real Deal

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From trades proposed on Super Anti-Bachaqueo Truekes, a Venezuelan Facebook group that facilitates barters for household goods.

Mayonnaise for toilet paper

Toilet paper for flour

Skin cream for butter

Stretch-mark cream for sugar

Vaginal cream for bread

Panty liners for milk

Milk for diapers

Tomatoes for diapers

Baby dresses for diapers

Plan B for rice

Birth-control pills for beans

Allergy medication for pasta

Epilepsy medication for rice

Diabetes medication for food

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