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    Hugo Chavez Wins Re-Election (Again)

    A lot has happend since he first took office... in 1999.

    Jorge Silva / Reuters

    Hugo Chavez won 54 percent of Venezuela's vote Sunday, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles and granting the United Socialist Party incumbent six more years in office.

    The margin was reportedly one of the narrowest of all Chavez's re-elections. The controversial socialist leader, believed to be recovering from cancer, first became president in 1999.

    That means Chavez has been around since the invention of...

    1. The Blackberry (1999)

    2. SisQo's "Thong Song" (2000)

    3. Wikipedia (2001)

    4. Britney Spears' "Crossroads" (2002)

    5. Toyota's First Hybrid Car (2003)

    6. All of these things (2004-2006)

    7. The iPhone (2007)

    8. Hulu (2008)

    9. Grindr (2009)

    10. The Arab Spring (2010)

    11. Planking (2011)

    12. Psy's world domination (2012)

    Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

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