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Waiting for poll discounts

, November 26, 2013

A man rests leaning on a shop's window after waiting in line more than seven hours to get into the department store at a mall in Caracas, on November 25. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is firing up supporters for the upcoming mayors' election 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. Reuters/Jorge Silva




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