Hugo Chavez, in Images

Venezuelan leader dead at age 58

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 5, 2013 4:57 PM CST

(Newser) – As the analyses start to filter in in the wake of the death of Hugo Chavez, the Huffington Post offers a slideshow of memorable moments from his life here. Reuters offers its version here.

July 24, 2012: Hugo Chavez holds up a pair of pistols that he says belonged to Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
April 18, 2009: Hugo Chavez hands President Obama the book titled "The Open Veins of Latin America" by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A young Hugo Chavez is seen in an undated family photo in Barinas, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
Feb. 15, 2013: Chavez poses for a photo with daughters Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia in Havana, Cuba.   (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office, File)
May 30, 2004: Hugo Chavez shakes hands with Jimmy Carter at Miraflores in Caracas, Venezuela. At center is an unidentified translator.   (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch, File)
Hugo Chavez, right, sings Venezuelan music during an event at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
July 21, 2006: Hugo Chavez with Fidel Castro in Cordoba, Argentina.   (AP Photo/Roberto Candia, File)
March 7, 2005: Hugo Chavez covers the ears of his grandson Manolito as they watch a display by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited aircraft in Bangalore, India.   (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)
Sept. 24, 2008: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, at rear, during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.   (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Dalziel, File)
Nov. 27, 2008: Hugo Chavez and Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, left.   (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service, File)
March 4, 2005: Hugo Chavez talks to India President A.P.J Abdul Kalam, right, and India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.   (AP Photo/Ajit Kumar, File)
Hugo Chavez, right, sits with brother Adam in Barinas, Venezuela in a family photo.   (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
July 15, 2001: Hugo Chavez, center, wife Marisabel with their daughter Rosa Ines watch a parade on Children's Day in Caracas, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Ivan Gonzalez, File)
Aug. 12, 2001: Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.   (AP Photo/HO, Miraflores Presidential Palace, Egilda Gomez, File)
Jan. 23, 2002: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters in Caracas, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
March 1972: Hugo Chavez, bottom row, right, poses with his baseball teammates at the Military Academy in Caracas.   (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
Feb. 4, 1992: Paratroop commander Hugo Chavez talks to reporters at the Defense Ministry after he surrendered to the troops loyal to the government of Carlos Andres Perez in Caracas, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Ali Gomez, File)
Oct. 12, 2001: Pope John Paul II shakes hands with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.   (AP Photo/Arturo Mari, Vatican, File)
Nov. 19, 2005: Hugo Chavez wears a Mexican sombrero as he sings a Mexican ranchera song at a rally in Caracas, Venezuela.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
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