Death of Hugo Chavez

July 28, 1954 - March 5, 2013
Venezuela | Age 58

Fiery Venezuelan leader dies at 58
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FRANK BAJAK, The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled "subversive" who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

Chavez led one coup attempt, defeated another and was re-elected three times. Almost the only adversary it seemed he couldn't beat was...

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