Hugo Chavez: Political Highlights
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After winning re-election, President Chavez's health soon worsened. He was admitted back into a Cuban hospital for cancer surgery in late 2012 and suffered a "severe" respiratory infection during recovery in early January. Here, members of the Venezuelan army attend a mass for his health in Caracas on Dec. 13.
Updated Jan. 4, 2013.