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Venezuela: Impressions of Maracaibo

Adam Isacson gives a detailed description of his weekend visit to Venezuela's second largest city, Maracaibo; where he says that McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Citibank are more evident than pro-Chavez propaganda. Isacson also notes that the price of gas in the petroleum exporting port is around US 25 cents a gallon. Meanwhile, Solana Larsen says that World Social Forum organizers in Caracas issued a statement to distance themselves from Chavez's administration.

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