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Hugo Chávez
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías is the 56th and current President of Venezuela, having held that position since 1999. He was formerly the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when he became the leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela...
Timeline of Events
2002
4.11.2002
An attempted coup d'état in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez takes place.
4.14.2002
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
2007
11.10.2007
''¿Por qué no te callas?'' incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.