Hundreds of Cuban military personnel have reportedly left Venezuela for Cuba, according to unconfirmed reports from former Monagas state Governor Jose Briceno, Diario de Cuba reported Jan. 9. The reason for the movement is unknown. Meanwhile, a group assembled in Caracas’ La Candelaria neighborhood to protest food and goods shortages , El Universal reported. Long waiting lines for basic goods — including corn flour, cooking oil, milk, diapers and deodorant — have become the norm in Venezuela.