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  10/9/2012, Tishrei 23, 5773

Chavez Wins Again in Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela – an outspoken critic of Israel and an ally of Iran – won re-election to a third term, Monday, receiving 54 percent of the vote, compared to 45 percent for challenger Henrique Capriles.

In congratulating Chavez on his victory, Capriles expressed hope that the relatively close margin would send a message to Chavez to listen to half the people and not just the Socialists.