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The rise of Hugo Chávez: A visual timeline
Having so far survived prison, an attempted coup, and cancer, Venezuela's firebrand leader just secured another six-year term
The rise of Hugo Chavez: A visual timeline REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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enezuelan President Hugo Chávez has won his third consecutive six-year-term in what was his tightest race since coming to power in 1998. Beating his youthful opponent, Henrique Capriles, by just nine points, the 58-year old's relatively slim victory reflects growing frustrations among his electorate. Here, a look back at Chávez's dramatic rise to power and tumultuous reign.

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