Article Photos: Fears abound ahead of close Venezuelan elections 2/6

  In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Maribel Rodriguez, right, sits with her daughters as they do their homework in the room where they live that was once a school but is now a government provided shelter for families who have lost their homes due to flooding, in Caracas, Venezuela. Fear of every stripe, like the loss of government housing like this one, permeates the intensely polarized election campaign, with many votes to be decided based not on the candidates' promises but rather on what worries people most. Chavez has continuously warning of chaos and the dismantling of the generous welfare state he built if he is voted out of office in the Oct. 7 vote. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)