Venezuela's Chavez Claims Victory in Recall Vote

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrate.

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrate in front of Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Aug. 16, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appears to have survived Sunday's referendum to oust him. Preliminary results suggest he won backing from more than 50 percent of voters. Chavez's supporters take to the streets in celebration. Opposition leaders claim fraud. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Martin Kaste.

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