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Hugo Chavez inauguration postponed to allow for further recovery




Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez arrives atop a truck at the elections office in Caracas on Monday.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez arrives atop a truck at the elections office in Caracas on Monday.
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President Hugo Chavez was scheduled to be inaugurated for a fourth term on Thursday, but the Supreme Court ruled that the celebration could be postponed so Chavez could recover from the "respiratory insufficiency" he suffered after emergency cancer surgery on December 11. 

We take a look how this leader achieved near-mythical status, even while he's been out of the public eye.