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After a prolonged battle with cancer, the polarizing socialist leader Hugo Chavez has died. Chavez leaves behind a country in deep economic and political crisis. What's next for the people of Venezuela?


Hugo Chavez: A life in pictures (PHOTOS)

A look back at the controversial life of Venezuela's longtime president, Hugo Chavez.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time in Caracas on March 5, 2013. After a more than two year battle with cancer, he succumbed to an infection and severe respiratory ailments related to his treatments. Here, a look back at his life and years as a leader.