Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's President has passed on last night after 14 years in power. this was announced by Nicolas Maduro, the Country's vice president, The 58 year old socialist leader died after battling with cancer for almost two years.
Mr Chavez had been seriously ill with cancer for more than a year, undergoing several operations in Cuba.
Mr Chavez's illness prevented him from taking the oath of office after he was re-elected for a fourth term in October.
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Seven days of national mourning have been declared and his body will lie in state until a funeral on Friday.
R.I.P. May his soul rest in peace..Amen.