Milestones Aug. 30, 2004

KEPT IN OFFICE. HUGO CHAVEZ, 50, President of Venezuela; by the country's voters through a recall referendum; in Caracas. The leftist leader, hailed as a hero by the nation's poor but denounced as authoritarian by his critics, drew a 59% majority in a vote that was challenged as fraudulent by the opposition but endorsed by former President Jimmy Carter and the Organization of American States, which monitored the election.

DIED. ISIDRO (EL INDIO) LOPEZ, 75, saxophonist and crooner considered to be the father of Tejano music; of complications from a stroke and brain aneurysm; in Corpus Christi, Texas. The native Texan,...

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