February 3, 2009

Shortages, soaring prices: What's not to love about Chavez?

Inflation of 31 percent — easily the highest in Latin America — and continuing food shortages are presenting major problems for Chavez as he asks Venezuelans on Feb. 15 to lift term limits so he can run for re-election indefinitely. Still, during his tenure the percentage of Venezuelans living in extreme poverty has been halved, government statistics show.

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