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NOV 21, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Fire sale TVs and Chavez-style theatrics heat up Venezuela vote

By Brian Ellsworth and Eyanir Chinea CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is firing up supporters for the upcoming mayors' election through a theatrical confrontation with businesses that has showered voters with cheap consumer goods, echoing the style of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez. Venezuelans are flooding shops to snatch up discounted car parts, televisions and clothes since Maduro ordered businesses to slash prices in a gambit similar to the oil-financed pre-election largesse of the Chavez era, but with private merchants footing the bill. "This is ... Read More

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