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Carter Endorses Chavez Win in Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez survived a referendum to oust him, according to results Monday, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and other election observers urged the opposition to accept the vote, deflating claims of fraud. The victory stunned opposition figures who have fought for years to oust and will likely give Chavez an even broader mandate for his “revolution for the poor.” Chavez is seen as a hero by Venezuela’s majority poor but as an authoritarian by his critics, particularly among the wealthy. Full Story

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