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Hugo Chavez: A life in pictures
A look back at the life and career of one of South America's most popular and controversial leaders.
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 23:58


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In 1992, Army Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez led a failed coup against Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez. Chavez was released from jail in March 1994 after receiving a pardon from then-president Rafael Caldera.


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Chavez was first elected president of Venezuela in 1998. Above, his former wife Maria Isabel Rodriguez waves to cheering supporters after his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in downtown Caracas.


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In 2002, a coup led by Chavez's right-wing opponents briefly forced the president out of office. He returned to power only three days later. Above, an emotional Chavez holds a crucifix as he addresses the nation from the Miraflores presidential palace.


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Chavez had three children by his first wife, including Rosa Virginia, left, and Maria Gabriela. He also had one daughter by his second wife, Marisabel Rodriguez.


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Chavez maintained strong ties with other leftist leaders in Latin America such as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left). He was also close with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right).


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In 2011, Chavez announced that he had cancer and was receiving treatment in Cuba. He said he had fully recovered in July 2012, ahead of the Venezuelan presidential elections in October, but after the election returned to Cuba for further treatment.


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Above, members of the Venezuelan national police attend a mass for Chavez's health on December 13, 2012.


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Chavez has named Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's 50-year-old vice president, as his successor.



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Hugo Chavezhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavezen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:34:39 GMTMon, 31 Dec 2012 11:08:27 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0brR4wKbCt2ml

In 1992, Army Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez led a failed coup against Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez. Chavez was released from jail in March 1994 after receiving a pardon from then-president Rafael Caldera.

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0brR4wKbCt2mlBERTRAND PARRESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

In 1992, Army Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez led a failed coup against Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez. Chavez was released from jail in March 1994 after receiving a pardon from then-president Rafael Caldera.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0c4bbgp3vx706

Chavez was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, a position he continues to hold today. Above, his former wife Maria Isabel Rodriguez waves to cheering supporters after his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in downtown Caracas.

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0c4bbgp3vx706BERTRAND PARRESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Chavez was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, a position he continues to hold today. Above, his former wife Maria Isabel Rodriguez waves to cheering supporters after his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in downtown Caracas.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=05cFfwtg7u9Ij

In 2002, a coup led by Chavez's right-wing opponents briefly forced the president out of office. He returned to power only three days later. Above, an emotional Chavez holds a crucifix as he addresses the nation from the Miraflores presidential palace.

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:42:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=05cFfwtg7u9IjJUAN BARRETOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

In 2002, a coup led by Chavez's right-wing opponents briefly forced the president out of office. He returned to power only three days later. Above, an emotional Chavez holds a crucifix as he addresses the nation from the Miraflores presidential palace.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0fW82IlcRr6wh

Chavez had three children by his first wife, including Rosa Virginia, left, and Maria Gabriela. He also had one daughter by his second wife, Marisabel Rodriguez.

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0fW82IlcRr6whMarcelo GarciaMIRAFLORES PRESS OFFICEAP Photo

Chavez had three children by his first wife, including Rosa Virginia, left, and Maria Gabriela. He also had one daughter by his second wife, Marisabel Rodriguez.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=084u8su1Hr28T

Chavez maintained strong ties with other leftist leaders in Latin America such as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left). He was also close with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right).

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=084u8su1Hr28TRODRIGO ARANGUAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Chavez maintained strong ties with other leftist leaders in Latin America such as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left). He was also close with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right).

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0dEN8Yz9qs5xB

In 2011, Chavez announced that he had cancer and was receiving treatment in Cuba. He said he had fully recovered in July 2012, ahead of the Venezuelan presidential elections in October, but after the election returned to Cuba for further treatment.

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:14:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0dEN8Yz9qs5xBJUAN BARRETOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

In 2011, Chavez announced that he had cancer and was receiving treatment in Cuba. He said he had fully recovered in July 2012, ahead of the Venezuelan presidential elections in October, but after the election returned to Cuba for further treatment.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=09TPfsWfY94Pe

Above, members of the Venezuelan national police attend a mass for Chavez's health on December 13, 2012.

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=09TPfsWfY94PeJUAN BARRETOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Above, members of the Venezuelan national police attend a mass for Chavez's health on December 13, 2012.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0gc82B8fCWbor

Chavez has named Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's 50-year-old vice president, as his successor should he not recover.

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Hugo-Chavez?image_id=0gc82B8fCWborCarlos Garcia RawlinsREUTERSReuters Pictures

Chavez has named Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's 50-year-old vice president, as his successor should he not recover.



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