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Cars of Venezuela: Gas Guzzlers in Paradise

Years before Hugo Chavez was a pimple on George Bush's backend, Venezuela was internationally famous for one thing only: beauty paegent queens. Yessir, Venezolanas batted eyelashes at the Miss Universe paegant and the world was happy. Now that the country has become known for cheap oil, I propose that we start a new paegant that Venezeula will dominate for years: Mr. Gas Guzzler. Prices recently went up for gas, they are now about 85 Bolivares per liter, or 15 cents per gallon. Let me repeat that: *15 cents per gallon* In contrast to the atrophied, asphyxiated cars in every other South American country, car culture in Venezuela is alive and well.
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