07/19/2011 05:39 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2011

Hugo Chavez 12 Years Later: How Venezuela's President Changed The Nation

CARACAS, Venezuela — With President Hugo Chavez on the mend from cancer surgery, Venezuelans are debating whether he will be strong enough to campaign for re-election next year. They’re also mulling over what Chavez has accomplished during the past 12 years — especially when it comes to the poor.

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