FILE - In this July 4, 2011 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez kisses a crucifix as he greets supporters from a balcony in Miraflores presidential palace, after returning from Cuba where he... more 
FILE - In this July 4, 2011 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez kisses a crucifix as he greets supporters from a balcony in Miraflores presidential palace, after returning from Cuba where he underwent cancer surgery, in Caracas, Venezuela. For his loyal followers, Chavez was already a living legend on par with independence era hero Simon Bolivar even before his March 5 death from cancer. In a mere three weeks, however, Chavez has ascended to divine status, at least according to political rhetoric, as the government and his die-hard loyalists build a religious mythology around him ahead of April 14 elections scheduled to pick a new leader. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File) less 
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