Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Dead at 58

Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's fiery and controversial socialist president who came to power on wave of popular sentiment and befriended some of the world's most notorious dictators, has died at the age of 58, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said today. Chavez had been fighting cancer, recently seeking treatment at a clinic in Cuba. A self-described champion of the poor who first tried to overturn Venezuela's powerful elites in a failed 1992 coup, Chavez was democratically elected in 1999,...Full Story
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