Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (center) blows a goodbye kiss prior to boarding his plane at the Simon Bolivar International airport in Maiquetia near Caracas, Venezuela, on Dec 10, 2012. (Associated Press/Miraflores Press Office)

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (center) blows a goodbye kiss prior to boarding his plane at the Simon Bolivar International airport in Maiquetia near Caracas, Venezuela, on Dec 10, 2012. (Associated Press/Miraflores Press Office)