An image of Venezuelan President Chavez is seen in the windows of state oil company PDVSA headquarters building in Caracas. (Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Hugo Chavez had mixed success in exporting his politics and methods to other Latin American countries but he's still seen as a seminal figure in the history of the region. Marco Werman speaks with reporter John Otis who covered Chavez for the past 15 years.

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