In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo, a cat rests on a bed inside a room that was once a school room and is now part of a government provided shelter for families who lost their homes due to flooding, in Caracas, Venezuela. Fear of every stripe, like the loss of government housing like this one, permeates the intensely polarized election campaign, with many votes to be decided based not on the candidates' promises but rather on what worries people most. Chavez has continuously warning of chaos and the dismantling of the generous welfare state he built if he is voted out of office in the Oct. 7 vote. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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