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Story Publication logo December 6, 2006

Hugo Chavez -- President and candidate

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A revolution challenging the underpinnings of American economic and political hegemony has emerged...

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The populist leader who has often infuriated U.S. officials while cutting a wide swath through world capitals was just as dominant in the frenzied campaigning leading up to his bid for re-election on Dec. 3 -- on television, barnstorming through poor barrios, leaving his supporters enthralled and his detractors enraged. One thing no one disputes is that Hugo Chavez's outsized personality commanded center stage.

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