Venezuelan markets in everything

by on September 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm in Economics | Permalink

A Venezuelan politician is offering breast implants as a prize in a raffle to raise funds for his parliamentary election campaign.

"Some people raffle TVs and we decided to offer this. It's an interesting prize and there's a lot of interest," Gustavo Rojas, an opposition candidate for a National Assembly position, told Reuters while campaigning in Caracas.

Here is his defense of the policy:

"The raffle is a financing mechanism, nothing else. It's the doctor who will do the operation, not me," he said.

The link to the story is here and for the pointer I thank MikeRosenwald and also Daniel Lippman.

libert September 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

An Argentine friend of mine once told me that implants are incredibly popular in South America, and especially so in Argentina.

todd September 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Please nobody tell this idea to Rand Paul.

Peter September 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Better fake hooters than shaving.

Shaun M. September 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm

His chances are now said to be shaping up nicely.

Seo Guru September 2, 2010 at 1:30 am

Are breast implants really that popular in South America? Does that mean women on that part of the world are not contented with what they have or just men are seeking oversized breast? How ridiculous.

Foobarista September 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

–Is this why they keep winning Miss Universe?

There’s a joke involving large masses and gravity in there somewhere, but I’m not thinking of it at the moment. Maybe they use dark matter in the implants?

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