Venezuelan politician raffles breast implants for campaign

Breast enlargement is widely popular in image-conscious Venezuela.

Caracas: A Venezuelan politician is holding an unusual raffle to raise campaign cash. The grand prize: breast implants. For a little under USD 6 a ticket, donors get the chance to win the pricey operation free of charge.
Breast enlargement is widely popular in image-conscious Venezuela. In recent years, as many as 30,000 women have had the operation annually, 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, Rojas conceded on Friday, but he said it`s like raffling off a TV set or a telephone.

Bureau Report