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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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