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Hugo Chavez ballet to show in Venezuela

His signature adorns buildings all over Venezuela. His eyes grace thousands of red T-shirts and caps. And there is even a special font to perpetuate his calligraphy. Now, the legacy of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's charismatic socialist leader who died of cancer last year, has moved to the stage with a special ballet in his honor. The state-sponsored work, "Ballet of the Spider-Seller to Liberator," is to show at a Caracas theater on Saturday in homage to Chavez's life from poor boy selling homemade spider-shaped sweets in his rural hometown to president for 14 years. "The work presents his story from shoeless and dignified childhood to his transformation into the...

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