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The Life of Hugo Chávez: Slideshow

By History.com Staff
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, his vice president announced yesterday. The polarizing leader, who transformed his oil-rich country with socialist measures that drew criticism around the world, was 58. As Venezuela prepares for his state funeral on Friday, find out more about Chávez’s rise to power and 14 years in office.

Categories: Latin America, Venezuela

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