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        6/12/2012, Sivan 22, 5772

      It's Official: Chavez to Run for Third Term


      President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela registered, Monday, to run for a third six-year term. The 57-year-old cancer survivor is an outspoken critic of Israel.

      His principal opponent is 39-year-old Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski of the state of Miranda. Capriles, whose mother is Jewish and whose father was a Catholic of Sephardic Jewish ancestry, describes himself as a "fervent Catholic". Chavez launched an anti-Semitic attack against Capriles shortly after Capriles's win in the primaries in February.