Timeline: The life of Hugo Chavez
Published: March 5, 2013 04:28PM
Updated: March 5, 2013 04:31PM

Hugo Chavez was born in a small rural town far inland from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. He led a failed military takeover of the country only to receive a full pardon and then be peacefully elected its leader for more than a decade. Here's how he rose to power and what he did once he got there:

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