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Hugo Chavez: Political Highlights

Backlash, Blame and Big Oil

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Backlash, Blame and Big Oil

Although Hugo Chavez enjoyed populist favor at first, opposition grew over some of his proposals, including granting more government control over oil companies. Graffiti in the capital Caracas reads "Chavez Out." Thousands of protesters gathered in 2002 with a call for Chavez's resignation. He was ousted but reinstated after two days.

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