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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:21:08 AM EST
    Three-year-old Leyerly stand at the door of her shack in Las Mayas slum in Caracas behind May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:19:24 AM EST
    Neighbors and community board members walk to evaluate high-risk areas in Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 24, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:18:23 AM EST
    New government-made housing project (R) is seen from the top of Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 24, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:16:43 AM EST
    A woman walks with her daughter at Las Mayas slum with Caracas seen in the background May 24, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:14:25 AM EST
    New government-made housing project is seen from the top of Las Mayas slum with a view of the city of Caracas in the background May 26, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. Picture taken May 26. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 5/29/2011 8:25:52 PM EST
    FILE - This April 19, 2011 file photo shows Fidel Castro, left, and Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, raise their arms in unison as they sing the anthem of international socialism during the 6th Communist Party Congress where in Havana, Cuba. The Congress named Raul Castro as the first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party, with his brother Fidel not included in the leadership for the first time since the party's creation 46 years ago. Raul, leader of the Communist-run island, will turn 80 on Friday June 3. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
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    A woman carries brooms for sale in Havana

    Posted: 5/25/2011 9:50:30 PM EST
    A woman carries brooms for sale in Havana May 25, 2011. The salvation of socialism in Cuba is taking some odd turns, with words like "competition," "marketing" and "opportunity" being heard for the first time in decades on the communist-led island. The government reported recently that 310,000 Cubans are working legally for themselves, of whom 221,000 have received their licenses for self-employment since last fall, when Castro announced an expansion of the private sector. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - A family of farmers selling mangoes wait for customers at the side of a road on the outskirts of Havana

    A family of farmers selling mangoes wait for customers at the side of a road on the outskirts of Havana

    Posted: 5/21/2011 11:04:12 PM EST
    A family of farmers selling mangoes wait for customers at the side of a road on the outskirts of Havana May 21, 2011. The ruling Communist Party recently approved guidelines that President Raul Castro says are crucial to reviving Cuba's faltering Soviet-style economy and assuring the survival of socialism when the aging leaders, who have ruled the island since its 1959 revolution, are gone. Over the coming years, the reforms would put much of agriculture, retail services and small-scale production in the hands of family farms and family businesses, cooperatives and other entities more autonomous from the state. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS FOOD)
  •  - People wait for food staples at a ration store in Havana

    People wait for food staples at a ration store in Havana

    Posted: 5/21/2011 11:03:28 PM EST
    People wait for food staples at a ration store in Havana May 21, 2011. The ruling Communist Party recently approved guidelines that President Raul Castro says are crucial to reviving Cuba's faltering Soviet-style economy and assuring the survival of socialism when the aging leaders, who have ruled the island since its 1959 revolution, are gone. The guidelines also called for the phasing out of Cuba's universal food ration, which Castro has already said is too costly and should go only to those who truly need it. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Workers unload sacks of rice at a population ration store in Havana

    Workers unload sacks of rice at a population ration store in Havana

    Posted: 5/21/2011 11:02:46 PM EST
    Workers unload sacks of rice at a population ration store in Havana May 21, 2011. The ruling Communist Party recently approved guidelines that President Raul Castro says are crucial to reviving Cuba's faltering Soviet-style economy and assuring the survival of socialism when the aging leaders, who have ruled the island since its 1959 revolution, are gone. The guidelines also called for the phasing out of Cuba's universal food ration, which Castro has already said is too costly and should go only to those who truly need it. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Cloakroom attendant stores caps of Bundeswehr soldiers before a commemoration service on International Holocaust Memorial Day in Berlin

    Cloakroom attendant stores caps of Bundeswehr soldiers before a commemoration service on International Holocaust Memorial Day in Berlin

    Posted: 5/18/2011 7:56:53 AM EST
    A cloakroom attendant stores caps of Bundeswehr soldiers, before a commemoration service for the victims of national socialism on International Holocaust Memorial Day at the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of Parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, January 27, 2011. German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere on May 18, 2011 presented the plans of a reform of the German army Bundeswehr, proposing to reduce the volunteer based army by 45,000 to 175,000 soldiers, but at the same time making it more efficient. Picture taken January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/File (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - A man waits for customers to sell souvenirs in Havana

    A man waits for customers to sell souvenirs in Havana

    Posted: 5/11/2011 1:08:08 PM EST
    A man waits for customers to sell souvenirs in Havana May 11, 2011. Cuba published economic reform guidelines approved by the ruling Communist Party that include proposals for the sale of homes and cars and possible changes to make it easier for Cubans to travel abroad. The 313 guidelines generally reaffirm economic and social reforms President Raul Castro says are crucial to reviving Cuba's faltering Soviet-style economy and assuring the survival of socialism when the aging leaders, who have ruled the island since its 1959 revolution, are gone. They encourage more private initiative and reducing the size and role of the state, but maintain central planning and forbid the accumulation of private property. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - A man waits for customers for plumbing materials at his private-licensed stall in Havana

    A man waits for customers for plumbing materials at his private-licensed stall in Havana

    Posted: 5/11/2011 1:06:33 PM EST
    A man waits for customers for plumbing materials at his private-licensed stall in Havana May 11, 2011. Cuba published economic reform guidelines approved by the ruling Communist Party that include proposals for the sale of homes and cars and possible changes to make it easier for Cubans to travel abroad. The 313 guidelines generally reaffirm economic and social reforms President Raul Castro says are crucial to reviving Cuba's faltering Soviet-style economy and assuring the survival of socialism when the aging leaders, who have ruled the island since its 1959 revolution, are gone. They encourage more private initiative and reducing the size and role of the state, but maintain central planning and forbid the accumulation of private property. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - People carry banners of Cuban former president Fidel Castro after a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    People carry banners of Cuban former president Fidel Castro after a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 2:16:59 PM EST
    People carry banners of Cuban former president Fidel Castro after a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
  •  - People wave Cuban flags on a roof during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    People wave Cuban flags on a roof during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 2:03:43 PM EST
    People wave Cuban flags on a roof during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Stringer (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY)
  •  - Cuba's president Castro waves to the crowd during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Cuba's president Castro waves to the crowd during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 2:01:30 PM EST
    Cuba's president Raul Castro (C) waves to the crowd during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Stringer (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
  •  - Cuban troops march during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Cuban troops march during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 1:40:21 PM EST
    Cuban troops march during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa(CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
  •  - Helicopters fly over Havana during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Helicopters fly over Havana during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 1:39:12 PM EST
    Helicopters fly over Havana during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa(CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - A soldier marches during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    A soldier marches during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 1:34:44 PM EST
    A soldier marches during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa(CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - Military vehicles drive during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Military vehicles drive during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana

    Posted: 4/16/2011 1:31:00 PM EST
    Military vehicles drive during a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism in Havana April 16, 2011. Cuba readied for a Communist Party congress about its future with a tribute to the past on Saturday, staging a military parade for the 50th anniversaries of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and the declaration of Cuban socialism. Troops marched through Havana and fighter jets roared across the sky to mark the two watershed events that will be followed by another later in the day when the ruling Communists begin a four-day congress. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa(CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)