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Timeline: The life of Hugo Chavez

Published March 5, 2013 4:28 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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: