Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez passes away

  • In this Jan. 23, 2002 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters during the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, that Chavez has died. Chavez, 58, was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
  • People surround the flag-draped coffin carrying the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
  • Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, left, Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro, second from left, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, third from left, Bolivia's President Evo Morales, fourth from left, and Mujica's wife, Uruguayan Senator Lucía Topolansky stand next to the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
  • In this Aug. 13, 2006 file, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hold hands as Castro recuperates from surgery in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Granma, File)
  • Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday (AP Photo)
  • An army officer comforts a supporter of President Hugo Chavez outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela (AP Photo).
  • A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez grieves outside the military hospital after learning that Chavez has died. (AP Photo).
  • Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the news that that Chavez has died, as they gather outside the military hospital where Chavez was being treated in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo).
  • FILE - In this file photo released on Feb. 15, 2013 by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, poses for a photo with his daughters, Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia at an unknown location in Havana, Cuba.
  • A supporter cries as she waits in line to see the the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez outside the Fort Tiuna military academy in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
  • Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Assembly cries as he stands next to the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office).
  • Covered by objects placed by supporters, the coffin carrying the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez arrives to the military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry outside the military hospital where President Hugo Chavez aged 58 died (AP Photo)
  • FILE: Former President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez serving mid-day meals to school children in Kolkata in 2005. President Chavez died in Venezuela on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer. ( PTI)

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