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Venezuela's Chavez wins re-election

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Supporters of opposition Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles cheer during a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Capriles is running against President Hugo Chavez in the country's Oct. 7 election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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President Hugo Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Oct. 7, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in which the opposition accused him of unfairly using Venezuela's oil wealth and his near total control of state institutions to his advantage.

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