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Hugo Chavez spoke at a press conference in Caracas in October 2012, flanked by a portrait of independence hero Simon Bolivar.
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Chavez smiled during a visit by the Russian foreign minister to Caracas in August 2011.
Chavez waved to supporters during a 2002 march in Caracas commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy.
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Chavez held a copy of his nation’s constitution during a visit to a refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2001.
Chavez saluted militia members at a 2010 ceremony in Caracas to mark the eighth anniversary of his return to power after a brief coup.
Chavez, right, walked with Saddam Hussein during a visit to Iraq in 2000.
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