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Opposition slams Chavez allies over Venezuelan devaluation

Venezuela's Finance Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Caracas February 8, 2013. Venezuela on Friday devalued its bolivar currency in a widely expected move that will ease pressure on government finances after President Hugo Chavez's heavy campaign spending last year, but is likely to spur the OPEC nation's inflation. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's Finance Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Caracas February 8, 2013. Venezuela on Friday devalued its bolivar currency in a widely expected move that will ease...more

Venezuela's Finance Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Caracas February 8, 2013. Venezuela on Friday devalued its bolivar currency in a widely expected move that will ease pressure on government finances after President Hugo Chavez's heavy campaign spending last year, but is likely to spur the OPEC nation's inflation. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuela's Finance Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Caracas February 8, 2013. Venezuela on Friday devalued its bolivar currency in a widely expected move that will ease pressure on government finances after President Hugo Chavez's heavy campaign spending last year, but is likely to spur the OPEC nation's inflation. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's Finance Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Caracas February 8, 2013. Venezuela on Friday devalued its bolivar currency in a widely expected move that will ease...more

Venezuela's Finance Minister Jorge Giordani talks to the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the Central Bank in Caracas February 8, 2013. Venezuela on Friday devalued its bolivar currency in a widely expected move that will ease pressure on government finances after President Hugo Chavez's heavy campaign spending last year, but is likely to spur the OPEC nation's inflation. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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