Hundreds attend Christmas ’Naviferia’

Hundreds of people got up early to buy the Christmas products at the fairs organized by the Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IMA).

The fairs took place in the city and the interior of the country and many chose to line up last night to be first in line for the 8:00 am opening. 

The only "naviferia" that opened early was in Pan de Azúcar. Agents of the National Police moved to the authorized points to ensure order in the ranks.

To avoid disorders, the IMA had previously announced that seniors, retirees, and pregnant women would have a special line.

As in previous years, the fair offers products at low prices, such as a ham for $8 and two bags of rice of 20 pounds for $5 each.

The IMA has called on the population not to go to the fairs with children. He also stressed that the ticket to purchase the ham should only be requested by authorized personnel.  Last year some non-authorized political aspirants were handing out tickets for hams which created chaos at the fairs.