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Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, wearing the full military uniform, salutes while listen the national anthem during the military parade of the 189th anniversary of the Venezuelan Independence, July 5, 2000. (Photo by Andres Leighton/Getty Images)

Hugo Chavez through the years

January 4, 2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on March 5, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country.