Venezuela's Chavez wins re-election

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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez perform a mock funeral for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles as they celebrate in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.  Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign against Capriles.(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.