Economic policies roil Venezuela car market

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In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, a couple looks at the price of a new vehicle that has already been sold, parked next to other already sold cars on display at a Volkswagen salesroom in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela may be the only country in the world where a new car becomes more expensive the instant it's driven off the dealership lot. The price reversal, many economists say, is the result of President Hugo Chavez’s socialist-oriented economic controls. New cars have become so scarce that many showrooms sit nearly empty and would-be buyers must sign up on long waiting lists. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela may be the only country in the world where a new car becomes more expensive the instant it's driven off the dealership lot.

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