Hugo Chavez Is Dead
The last photo released of Chavez in the hospital last month.
After months of battling a recurring bout of cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died. His vice president, Nicolas Maduro, announced the news on Venezuelan television about a half-hour ago, at 4:30 p.m., CNN reports.
His death is likely to lead to political turmoil in a nation he's dominated for the past 14 years. The constitution calls for a new election in the next 30 days, but his government has already called on supporters to be "on war footing."
News crews descend on Doral
via @rojasingrid's Twitter
The crowd outside El Arepazo 2
via @JennyDazaaR's Twitter
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