Venezuela in the Chavez era: a reporter's view - Article Photos 6/7

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, a woman holds a newly purchased copy of a photo released by the government, showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with two of his daughters, in Caracas,Venezuela. After more than eight years covering Venezuela, AP reporter Ian James finishes his assignment believing Venezuela's many long-term challenges, such as crime, corruption, a troubled economy and bitter political divisions, can seem as vast as the sea of crude oil that Venezuela sits atop. And with Chavez battling cancer, the country could be headed for big political shifts and possible turmoil. But James takes the view that the country's problems can be solved. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)