Candidate raffles breast implants
Published 28/08/2010 | 05:58
A Venezuelan politician is holding an unusual raffle to raise campaign cash. The grand prize: breast implants.
For a little under six US dollars a ticket, donors get the chance to win the pricey operation free of charge.
Breast enlargement is widely popular in image-conscious Venezuela.
About 30,000 women had the surgery in 2006, according to the nation's Plastic Surgery Society.
Gustavo Rojas, who is running as an alternate for the National Assembly in September 26 elections, said there is a great demand for the surgery.
The prize for his fund-raising effort may be a little unusual, Mr Rojas conceded, but he said it is like raffling off a TV set or a telephone.