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Hugo Chavez's Vulgar Cellphones

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Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez is offering government-subsidized cellphones to his people but faces controversy because the handset's brand name "Vergatario" is allegedly derived from "verga," the local slang for penis. Hugo denies this, but it sounds like no one really believes him. Read more in the Guardian. (via the Awl)

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