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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Hugo Chavez Dead!!!
(CNN) -- A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.
Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after President Hugo Chavez's death on Tuesday, emphasizing in state television broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together.
Elections will be held in 30 days, and Vice President Nicolas Maduro will assume the presidency in the interim, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said in a televised interview on state-run VTV.
side note: If you remember, Chavez hosted Iranian dictator/president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in January 2012 and had proved to be a sympathizer/supporter of Ahmedinejad.
Chavez also stirred concern in 2009 when he suggested his country may go to war against Columbia. Many countries in the caribbean and Central America protested that possibility.