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Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan Hugo Chavez talk in Pampatar Bay near Caracas, Venezuela Tuesday Dec, 11, 2001 where they participate at a rally to dedicate a new economic project to help poor Venezuelan fishermen. Castro is in Venezuela to attend a Caribbean association summit. (AP Photo/Jose Goitia)

Hugo Chavez through the years

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.