Hugo Chavez | 1998

Hugo Chavez speaks at the Plaza Caracas on Feb. 4, 1998, in Caracas, Venezuela, during celebrations for the anniversary of the 1992 coup. A ban on citizens visiting the United States and the scorn of his country's wealthy elite did not keep former coup leader Chavez from becoming a hero to millions of Venezuelans or winning the 2012 presidential race.
Jorge Santo / Associated Press
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