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  • Extensive campaign arm assembled over 14 years of the former president's rule could be vital to his hand-picked sucessor's election hopes.

    Supporters ride a motorcycle to the closing campaign rally for ruling party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 11, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT
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  • In this Dec. 20, 2012 file photos, cars for export park at a port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Japan's Finance Ministry says a rebound in exports in January failed to keep pace with growth in imports, leaving a record 1.63 trillion yen ($17.4B) trade deficit.

    Japan posted a record deficit in January as rebounding exports lagged behind surging imports of crude oil and gas due to rising prices and the weakening yen.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 2:40 AM EST
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