Young Hugo Chavez: Images Of The Late Venezuelan President Before He Assumed Power (PHOTOS)

03/06/2013 12:25 pm ET

Hugo Chavez's life is sure to be examined exhaustively for years to come. The rise of the late Venezuelan president will be tracked in history books around the world, from his youth in the agricultural heartland to his service in the military academy. Though he died from cancer Tuesday at the age of 58, his early years live on in images and personal narratives.

Take a look at these photos of a young Hugo Chavez, before he became El Comandante.

Hugo Chavez: The Early Years

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