Frustrated Venezuelan drivers faced lengthy lines for gasoline in border states on Tuesday as the government struggled to roll out a new payment system that President Nicolas Maduro says will reduce smuggling of heavily-subsidized fuel. A Venezuelan soldier speaks with a man as motorists queue outside a gas station of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA in San Antonio, Venezuela September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez Maduro says the payment system will pave the way for charging international prices for fuel – a massive increase given that gas is now almost free – as his government seeks to shore up state coffers amid a hyperinflationary economic meltdown. Any increase would mark the first time in 20 years that the OPEC member has significantly raised domestic fuel prices, which have been a sensitive issue ever since deadly riots broke out in 1989 in response to austerity […]