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Venezuela inflation data questioned by economists
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a news conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Maduro said Monday that annual inflation hit 56.2 percent. Earlier the Central Bank said inflation slowed in the last two months of the year after Maduro took action to slash prices of appliances. The Central Bank justified a nearly three-week delay in issuing its report because of “exceptional and historic” measures taken by Maduro to fight price speculators trying to destabilize the country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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