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February 11, 2009

Venezuela's student leaders try again to defeat Chavez

Three university students became President Hugo Chavez's worst nightmare 15 months ago. The student leaders — Stalin Gonzalez, Yon Goicoechea and Freddy Guevara — revitalized Venezuela's moribund political opposition and led the movement that in December 2007 inflicted the only national election defeat that Chavez has suffered during his 10 years of power. Now the three are back as Chavez makes a second attempt Sunday to win approval to run again.

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