A man who made his revolution

Print edition : April 05, 2013

Hugo Chavez wears a Mexican sombrero as he sings a Mexican ranchera song at a rally in Caracas in November 2005. Photo: Fernando Llano/AP

January 23, 2002: Hugo Chavez at a march in Caracas to mark the 44th anniversary of democracy in Venezuela. The government of Marcos Perez Jimenez fell, ending a period of dictatorship, on January 23, 1958.

On March 8, in Caracas, world leaders at Chavez's funeral: Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon (standing), Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left, front row), Cuban President Raul Castro (right, front row), Ecuador's President Rafael Correa (centre), Chile's President Sebastian Pinera (second from right) and Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (right). Photo: AFP

An artist draws a chalk image of Chavez in Caracas on March 13. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP

A child runs past a graffiti that reads, 'I will be present in the fight. Chavez lives in the heart of the people.' Photo: Esteban Felix/AP

Acting President and Chavez's chosen successor Nicolas Maduro speaks after registering his candidacy for the presidential election in Caracas on March 11. Photo: MARCELO GARCIAAFP

Hugo Chavez, who made a revolution in Venezuela in the face of serious challenges and became the standard-bearer of the radical change taking place in Latin America, leaves behind an unfinished agenda.
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