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In Venezuela, cheap gasoline prices stir debate

In this Feb. 8, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, leads a workshop for state workers in front of a banner showing Maduro, left, and Venezuela's former President Hugo Chavez and reads in Spanish "Workshop: Maximum Socialist Effectiveness. State companies in the construction of the new economic order, " at the headquarters of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) oil compnay in Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuelan authorities recently said they were mulling increasing gas prices. But with congressional elections looming and political instability in the wings, some wonder if it will happen.

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