Venezuela Under Hugo Chavez

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    The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday, and authorities have not yet said where he will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3ENT8


    � Jorge Lopez / Reuters

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    Venezuela's acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro kisses a painting of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez during a campaign rally in the state of Vargas April 9, 2013. Venezuelans will hold presidential elections on April 14. Maduro promised on Tuesday to hike Venezuela's minimum wage by about 40 percent if he is elected in a weekend vote to replace late socialist leader Chavez. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS OBITUARY) - RTXYFMI


    � Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters