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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Good Bye: The Life of Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year bout with cancer, a 14-year rule, three elections, and one coup attempt. The controversial leader, famous for his anti-imperialist rhetoric and policies, galvanized his nation's poor and antagonized both neighbors and overseas powers.

Chavez speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Caracas, Oct. 4, 2012.
Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters

Photos by Handout/Reuters

Chavez is pictured during his army years, in this undated handout photo provided by Venezuela's Ministry of Information and Communication.

Photo by Ministry of Information and Communication/Handout/Reuters

Candidate Chavez waves to crowds after playing baseball in a friendly match with Venezuelan show business personalities in Caracas.

Photo by Reuters Photographer/Reuters

Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, and Chavez joke after Castro's arrival in Caracas during a 2000 state visit.
Photo by Reuters Photographer/Reuters

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez points after addressing the U.N. General Assembly in 2006.
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Supporters of Hugo Chavez celebrate in the rain in front of the Miraflores Palace after official election results gave Chavez a victory by a wide margin in Caracas, Dec. 3, 2006.
Photo by Rickey Rogers/Reuters

Chavez attends a rally with members of his new political party, the Venezuelan Socialist Union Party, in Caracas, March 14, 2008.
Photo by Ho New/Reuters

Hugo Chavez campaigns with the candidates of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela in the neighborhood of Petare in Caracas Nov. 11, 2008.
Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters

Hugo Chavez greets supporters during a campaign rally with local candidates for the national assembly in the state of Tachira Sept. 5, 2010.
Photo by Ho New/Reuters

Hugo Chavez supporters attend the closing campaign rally of United Socialist Party of Venezuela in Caracas, Sept. 23, 2010.
Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters

Muammara Qaddafi welcomes Hugo Chavez upon his arrival in Tripoli in October 2010.
Photo by Mahmug Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

Hugo Chavez says goodbye to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a visit to Miraflores Palace in 2011.
Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is welcomed by Hugo Chavez in Caracas Jan. 9, 2012.
Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Chavez supporters cheer as he appears on a balcony of Miraflores Palace in Caracas last October.
Photo by Tomas Bravo /Reuters.

A Chavez supporter raises his left fist at a rally to promote Chavez's new United Venezuelan Socialist Party in Caracas April 19, 2007.
Photo by Jorge Silva / Reuters

Original Source: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2013/03/hugo_chavez_a_photo_gallery_on_the_life_of_the_venezuelan_dictator.html


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