January 30, 2009 6:42 PM

Happy anniversary, Hugo: Chavez marks 10 years in power

One-time soldier and failed coup-plotter Hugo Chavez celebrates an extraordinary 10 years as Venezuela's elected president on Monday. In those years, Chavez, 54, has eclipsed his ailing mentor, Fidel Castro, to become the undisputed leader of a resurgent Latin American left, and he has no desire to yield that role anytime soon.

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