Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays at Shea Stadium in New York

Hugo Chávez: Nine Unlikely Facts about Venezuela’s Unusual Late Leader

Hugo Chavez argued that capitalism was responsible for ending life on Mars in his 2011 speech on World Water Day. (Hey, there's just as much truth in that statement as there was in anything else the man ever said)

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Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s Polarizing Leader, Dies at 58

Hugo Chávez speaking in September 2005 at the United Nations. On his return the following year, he complained of the smell of sulphur left on the podium by "the devil", President George W Bush. Photograph: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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Hugo Chávez obituary Populist leader of Venezuela – a charismatic hero to the poor who denounced capitalism and persecuted his opponents

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Venezuela begins seven days of mourning following death of Hugo Chávez

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Raúl Castro, president of Cuba, right, seen in 2008 with Hugo Chávez, could be a cautious but willing partner for Barack Obama in establishing improved international relations. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Death of Hugo Chávez brings chance of fresh start for US and Latin America

Raúl Castro, president of Cuba, right, seen in 2008 with Hugo Chávez, could be a cautious but willing partner for Barack Obama in establishing improved international relations.

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