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Rosales questions Chavez rule in Caracas

The best hope for many Venezuelans fed up with what they see as increasingly autocratic rule under President Hugo Chavez may be a gravelly voiced political veteran with a reputation for boldness and grit. On the campaign trail, Manuel Rosales pumps his fists in the air, provoking screams of near-religious fervor from thousands of exuberant supporters. The gray-haired 53-year-old has managed to galvanize the fractured opposition as its unity candidate to face Chavez in Dec. 3 elections, and is drawing giant crowds even though he trails the incumbent by 20 points or more in most opinion polls. Full Story

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