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Chavez Claims Victory at Americas Summit

By Natalie Obiko Pearson
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez proclaimed a "knockout" victory in the Summit of the Americas after helping thwart a U.S.-backed free trade zone, strengthening his position as Latin America's most vocal rival of President Bush and as a maverick unafraid of irritating his neighbors.

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