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Chavez wages war on luxuries

LESS IS MORE The Venezuelan president says fancy cars and imported liquor don't fit in with the psyche of the `New Man,' who should have a monk-like purity of purpose

AP , CARACAS

"There I am singing, but it's terrible," Chavez said.

Andres Medina, a 39-year-old browsing at the car show, said he agrees with Chavez, but that old habits die hard.

"Society would benefit from socialist values," he said. "But it's very difficult to change this culture."

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