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Hugo Chavez: Political Highlights

Failed Coup

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Power and GloryFailed Coup'Pink Tide'Backlash, Blame and Big OilRecalling the PastChavez at the U.N.Alliances Half a World AwayIllness Takes a TollElection StakesDavid Versus Goliath? Chavez WinsHealth DeterioratesChavez in Cuba

Failed Coup

In this room of the presidential palace, guards and journalists took cover from a 1992 coup against President Carlos Andres Perez, staged by Hugo Chavez. Although the coup failed, a televised address from Chavez placed him in the Venezuelan consciousness. He then traveled extensively in Latin America and slowly gathered political support in the run-up to the 1998 elections.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay