2007 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Christopher Anderson

Magnum Photos for Newsweek

27 November, 2006

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez greets supporters at a massive rally, just before his re-election in December. Chávez won by a landslide, saying that the socialist revolution in Venezuela, which has the largest oil reserves in the Americas, had begun in earnest. He achieved wide popular support by announcing a new luxury tax, and put forward plans to substitute the US with China as Venezuela's leading trade partner.

About the photographer

Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson has been a member of Magnum Photos since 2005. He has served as a contract photographer for Newsweek and National Geographic, and is presently the first ever...

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