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Thursday, Apr 18, 2002

hugos there

"Early on Sunday, April 14th, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela returned to Miraflores, the Presidential palace in Caracas, after having been in military custody for nearly forty-eight hours. A coup against him had failed, in part because other Latin-American leaders refused to grant legitimacy to the businessmen and military leaders who attempted to impose a new government on Venezuela. Chavez, a controversial populist whom the Bush Administration has criticized for "high-handed" tactics and for his friendship with Fidel Castro, was profiled in this article by Jon Lee Anderson in the September 10, 2001, issue of the magazine."