Article Photos: Venezuela in the Chavez era: a reporter's view 3/7

In this undated photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Hugo Chavez poses as he serves time in the Yare II prison near Caracas, Venezuela. During more than eight years covering Venezuela, James says he has gained more street smarts, become a tougher, more resourceful reporter and developed a deep affection for Venezuela. During an interview with James, Chavez talked about his years as an army officer plotting against the government and how growing up in the rural plains had shaped his radical ideas. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)