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CARACAS, May 2 (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is on a shopping spree to combat sporadic food shortages that have dented his popularity, using record income from oil exports to offset the impact of global food prices.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
I think this is his last term in office so there's nothing to gain politically.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
So Oil and Food prices are being artificially increased, but why?
Who gains, who benefits, and what are the "advantages"?
[edit on 3/5/08 by MikeboydUS]