Venezuelan markets in everything

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.

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

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Please nobody tell this idea to Rand Paul.

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Better fake hooters than shaving.

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His chances are now said to be shaping up nicely.

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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.

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--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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