FILE - In this July 2, 2001 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, welcomes Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. After four election wins, Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power. Some critics are uneasy about the health of democracy in a region where a single person can remain in office for a generation. Even Chavez's friend and ally, Lula, publicly advised the Venezuelan leader that a fourth term ought to be enough. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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FILE - In this July 2, 2001 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, welcomes Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. After four election wins, Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power.  Some critics are uneasy about the health of democracy in a region where a single person can remain in office for a generation. Even Chavez's friend and ally, Lula, publicly advised the Venezuelan leader that a fourth term ought to be enough. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
FILE - In this July 2, 2001 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, welcomes Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. After four election wins, Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power. Some critics are uneasy about the health of democracy in a region where a single person can remain in office for a generation. Even Chavez's friend and ally, Lula, publicly advised the Venezuelan leader that a fourth term ought to be enough. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
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