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|When Chávez was elected in 1998, the national mood was one of exasperation: citizens, rich and poor, were sick of political leaders they considered corrupt and uncaring. But polarization, which has always been part of Venezuelan society, has only grown more intense under Chávez.In his 10 years in power, Chávez has also risen as the US's most uncensored critic: calling former Pres Bush everything from a donkey to the devil|
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