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. 3, 2012 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters as he campaigns in the Antimano neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. 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/Ariana Cubillos, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters as he campaigns in the Antimano neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. 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/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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