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Venezuela's Chavez Wins Hearts Among the Poor

By Michelle GarcĂ­a
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 4, 2006

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The shanties came tumbling down, wiping out the families who had built their homes on the hill. Carlos Henriquez, then a young boy, vividly remembers the images of the deadly mudslides and the feeling that the government had failed to protect the poor.

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