Chavez both beloved, reviled

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was regarded widely by scholars as one the most polarizing political figures the Western Hemisphere has seen in a generation.

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2006 file photo released by Cuba's Communist daily newspaper Granma, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hold hands as Castro recuperates from surgery in Havana, Cuba. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that Chavez has died at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Granma, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2006 file photo released by Cuba's Communist daily newspaper Granma, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hold hands as Castro recuperates from surgery in Havana, Cuba. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that Chavez has died at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Granma, File)

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