Hugo Chavez: Political Highlights
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Recalling the Past
Hugo Chavez faced a recall election in 2004. He won but questions have been raised about the legitimacy of the results. Here, Chavez speaks at a press conference after the victory. Behind Chavez is a portrait of Latin American hero, Simon Bolivar. Chavez often invokes Bolivar as an exemplar of Venezuelan leadership and an inspiration for his work.