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Nicolás Maduro (Wikimedia Commons)... Leader Of Venezuela


Hugo Chavez is dead.


Now, it seems likely that Nicolás Maduro, his Vice President and the man Chavez groomed to succeed him, will be the new interim president.


The world got a taste of Maduro's style today with a rambling, conspiracy-fueled speech — accusing the U.S. of espionage, right wing groups of sabotage, and saying that Chavez was probably poisoned.


But what else do we know about him?


In December, Peter Wilson wrote for Foreign Policy about Maduro's "meteoric rie from bus driver to union leader," describing how he rose from Caracas poverty to become one of Chavez's most trusted men.


Read more: BUSINESS INSIDER (Mar. 5, 2013)

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