Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces the toughest election of his 14-year rule today when he comes up against Henrique Capriles in a battle for Venezuelan votes.
Chavez, 58, who staged a remarkable comeback from cancer this year and wants a new six-year term, is up against Capriles - who has promised more jobs for the country's people.
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