Hugo Chavez
  • People walk by an old presidential election campaign poster supporting a vote for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2013.

    Official process became a boisterous campaign rally for Nicolas Maduro, who will seek to harness the Socialist firebrand's electoral appratus.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 11, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT
  • Opposition leader Henrique Capriles gestures during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 10, 2013.

    Henrique Capriles launched what many consider a doomed presidential candidacy with an attack against a government he accused of betraying Venezuelans' trust.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 11, 2013, 3:12 AM EDT
  • Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist as he arrives along with Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, right, for the funeral ceremony for Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013.

    Hand-picked successor of Chavez defies opposition and the constitution to take the helm, though elections are expected soon.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2013, 9:56 PM EST