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    Mourning Late President Hugo Chavez (57 Photos)


    It was announced Tuesday that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez had died of cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. He's seen in an undated family photo in Barinas; serving time in the Yare II prison near Caracas; waving to supporters during a government march in 2002 commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy; and with his daughters, Maria Gabriela and Rosa Virginia, in Havana, Cuba in February. (Photo by Associated Press)


    It was announced Tuesday that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez had died of cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. He's seen in an undated family photo in Barinas; serving time in the Yare II prison near Caracas; waving to supporters during a government march in 2002 commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy; and with his daughters, Maria Gabriela and Rosa Virginia, in Havana, Cuba in February. (Photo by Associated Press)




    Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy in Caracas, on March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)


    Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy in Caracas, on March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)




    The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken to the military academy where it will remain until his funeral, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/Associated Press)


    The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken to the military academy where it will remain until his funeral, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/Associated Press)




    Supporters were ahead of farewell to the Military Hospital in Caracas Chavez. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)


    Supporters were ahead of farewell to the Military Hospital in Caracas Chavez. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)




    The hearse carrying the coffin of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez makes its way to the Military Academy amid thousands of supporters, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. The flag-draped coffin of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was borne through throngs of weeping supporters on Wednesday as a nation bade farewell to the firebrand leftist who led them for 14 years. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


    The hearse carrying the coffin of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez makes its way to the Military Academy amid thousands of supporters, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. The flag-draped coffin of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was borne through throngs of weeping supporters on Wednesday as a nation bade farewell to the firebrand leftist who led them for 14 years. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




    Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Passage of the coffin with the body of Chavez is accompanied by thousands in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Passage of the coffin with the body of Chavez is accompanied by thousands in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Bolivia's President Evo Morales (L) walk ahead of the vehicle carrying the coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as it is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Bolivia's President Evo Morales (L) walk ahead of the vehicle carrying the coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as it is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Viaducts and streets were packed for the passage of the procession of Chávez. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Viaducts and streets were packed for the passage of the procession of Chávez. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas March 6, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday of cancer, and authorities have not yet said where he will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)


    The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas March 6, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday of cancer, and authorities have not yet said where he will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)




    Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro consoles a supporter of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as his coffin is driven through the streets of Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where the late Venezuelan President Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro consoles a supporter of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as his coffin is driven through the streets of Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where the late Venezuelan President Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)


    The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)




    A supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds a picture of him above a crowd waiting for Chavez's coffin to be taken from the hospital where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/AP Photo)


    A supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds a picture of him above a crowd waiting for Chavez's coffin to be taken from the hospital where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/AP Photo)




    A woman holding a Venezuelan flag cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of the late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


    A woman holding a Venezuelan flag cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of the late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)




    A woman cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


    A woman cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)




    Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


    Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)




    Newspapers in Caracas mancheta death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)


    Newspapers in Caracas mancheta death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)




    Military escort the passage of the procession through the streets of Caracas. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


    Military escort the passage of the procession through the streets of Caracas. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




    Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez embrace as the coffin containing his body passes in the street, March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)


    Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez embrace as the coffin containing his body passes in the street, March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    A supporter of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stands in front of the Military Hospital where he died on the eve, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty Wednesday after the death of President Hugo Chavez, who dominated the oil-rich country for 14 years and came to embody a resurgent Latin American left. (Photo by Leo Ramirezleo Ramirez/AFP Photo)


    A supporter of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stands in front of the Military Hospital where he died on the eve, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty Wednesday after the death of President Hugo Chavez, who dominated the oil-rich country for 14 years and came to embody a resurgent Latin American left. (Photo by Leo Ramirezleo Ramirez/AFP Photo)




    A supporter of the leftist FMLN political party joins hundreds of people gathered in San Salvador del Mundo Square, San Salvador, following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 5, 2013. Chavez lost his battle with cancer on March 5, 2013, his death silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. (Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP Photo)


    A supporter of the leftist FMLN political party joins hundreds of people gathered in San Salvador del Mundo Square, San Salvador, following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 5, 2013. Chavez lost his battle with cancer on March 5, 2013, his death silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. (Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP Photo)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




    Argentines mourn the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)


    Argentines mourn the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)




    Given the Embassy of Venezuela in Buenos Aires, Argentina mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)


    Given the Embassy of Venezuela in Buenos Aires, Argentina mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)




    The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, write in a book of condolence visit to the Embassy of Venezuela in Moscow in tribute to Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)


    The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, write in a book of condolence visit to the Embassy of Venezuela in Moscow in tribute to Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)




    Flowers and a bottle of vodka were left in tribute to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela's embassy in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)


    Flowers and a bottle of vodka were left in tribute to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela's embassy in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)




    In Caracas, girl kissing photo of Hugo Chavez after the death of the President of Venezuela. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


    In Caracas, girl kissing photo of Hugo Chavez after the death of the President of Venezuela. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




    With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's cries outside the hospital where the president of Venezuela in Caracas was hospitalized when he died on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's cries outside the hospital where the president of Venezuela in Caracas was hospitalized when he died on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Given the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)


    Given the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)




    Holding sign with image of Simón Bolívar, Chileans manifest themselves after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)


    Holding sign with image of Simón Bolívar, Chileans manifest themselves after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)




    Venezuelan cries to learn of the death of Hugo Chavez, the president of the country from 1999. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Venezuelan cries to learn of the death of Hugo Chavez, the president of the country from 1999. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Women, including children, weep after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


    Women, including children, weep after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




    A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cries after knowing of his death in Caracas on March 5, 2013. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


    A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cries after knowing of his death in Caracas on March 5, 2013. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold design in support of the president of Venezuela, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold design in support of the president of Venezuela, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




    A man walks past a mural portraying the Venezuelan flag, President Hugo Chavez and South American liberator Simon Bolivar at the 23 de Enero neighbourhood, in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro expelled US Air Force Embassy attache David Del Monaco, giving him 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of conspiracy. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)


    A man walks past a mural portraying the Venezuelan flag, President Hugo Chavez and South American liberator Simon Bolivar at the 23 de Enero neighbourhood, in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro expelled US Air Force Embassy attache David Del Monaco, giving him 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of conspiracy. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)




    In Caracas, Venezuelan cries to act in tribute to president Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


    In Caracas, Venezuelan cries to act in tribute to president Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




    In Panama Venezuelan restaurant, woman despairs front of the TV during the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Eduardo Grimald/Reuters)


    In Panama Venezuelan restaurant, woman despairs front of the TV during the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Eduardo Grimald/Reuters)




    Backed by police, woman kneels in front of the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chávez was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


    Backed by police, woman kneels in front of the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chávez was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




    With poster of Hugo Chavez on his lap, woman cries in front of the military hospital where Venezuela's president was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)


    With poster of Hugo Chavez on his lap, woman cries in front of the military hospital where Venezuela's president was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)




    Guards behave outside the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez, president of the country, was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    Guards behave outside the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez, president of the country, was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    In the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


    In the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




    A young supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez wears a headband that reads [Commander Hugo Chavez, President] while standing at a square in San Salvador March 5, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that made the socialist leader a hero for the poor but a hate figure to his opponents. (Photo by Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters)


    A young supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez wears a headband that reads [Commander Hugo Chavez, President] while standing at a square in San Salvador March 5, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that made the socialist leader a hero for the poor but a hate figure to his opponents. (Photo by Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters)




    With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan weeps after the announcement of the death of the country's president. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


    With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan weeps after the announcement of the death of the country's president. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




    Candles are lit in front of portrait of Hugo Chávez, in demonstration in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)


    Candles are lit in front of portrait of Hugo Chávez, in demonstration in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




    A postcard of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with his daughters; Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia, is pinned together with prayer cards to the altar cloth in the military hospital's chapel, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A brief statement read on national television by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas late Monday carried the sobering news about the charismatic 58-year-old leader's deteriorating health. Villegas said Chavez is suffering from [a new, severe infection]. The state news agency identified it as respiratory. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


    A postcard of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with his daughters; Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia, is pinned together with prayer cards to the altar cloth in the military hospital's chapel, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A brief statement read on national television by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas late Monday carried the sobering news about the charismatic 58-year-old leader's deteriorating health. Villegas said Chavez is suffering from [a new, severe infection]. The state news agency identified it as respiratory. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry after the vice president announced Chavez's death in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


    Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry after the vice president announced Chavez's death in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




    In this photo released by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's Defense Minister Admiral Diego Molero, at the podium, gestures alongside other military leaders during a live televised message to the nation after the vice president announced the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Molero announced that the military will remain loyal to the constitution in the wake of Chavez's death. (Photo by AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)


    In this photo released by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's Defense Minister Admiral Diego Molero, at the podium, gestures alongside other military leaders during a live televised message to the nation after the vice president announced the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Molero announced that the military will remain loyal to the constitution in the wake of Chavez's death. (Photo by AP Photo/Miraflores Preside
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Mourning Late President Hugo Chavez (57 Photos)


It was announced Tuesday that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez had died of cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. He's seen in an undated family photo in Barinas; serving time in the Yare II prison near Caracas; waving to supporters during a government march in 2002 commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy; and with his daughters, Maria Gabriela and Rosa Virginia, in Havana, Cuba in February. (Photo by Associated Press)


It was announced Tuesday that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez had died of cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. He's seen in an undated family photo in Barinas; serving time in the Yare II prison near Caracas; waving to supporters during a government march in 2002 commemorating the anniversary of Venezuelan democracy; and with his daughters, Maria Gabriela and Rosa Virginia, in Havana, Cuba in February. (Photo by Associated Press)




Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy in Caracas, on March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)


Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy in Caracas, on March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)




The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken to the military academy where it will remain until his funeral, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/Associated Press)


The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken to the military academy where it will remain until his funeral, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/Associated Press)




Supporters were ahead of farewell to the Military Hospital in Caracas Chavez. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)


Supporters were ahead of farewell to the Military Hospital in Caracas Chavez. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)




The hearse carrying the coffin of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez makes its way to the Military Academy amid thousands of supporters, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. The flag-draped coffin of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was borne through throngs of weeping supporters on Wednesday as a nation bade farewell to the firebrand leftist who led them for 14 years. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


The hearse carrying the coffin of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez makes its way to the Military Academy amid thousands of supporters, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. The flag-draped coffin of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was borne through throngs of weeping supporters on Wednesday as a nation bade farewell to the firebrand leftist who led them for 14 years. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Crowd accompanies the procession carrying the coffin of Chávez in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Passage of the coffin with the body of Chavez is accompanied by thousands in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Passage of the coffin with the body of Chavez is accompanied by thousands in Caracas. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Bolivia's President Evo Morales (L) walk ahead of the vehicle carrying the coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as it is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Bolivia's President Evo Morales (L) walk ahead of the vehicle carrying the coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as it is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Viaducts and streets were packed for the passage of the procession of Chávez. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Viaducts and streets were packed for the passage of the procession of Chávez. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas March 6, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday of cancer, and authorities have not yet said where he will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)


The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas March 6, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday of cancer, and authorities have not yet said where he will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)




Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro consoles a supporter of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as his coffin is driven through the streets of Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where the late Venezuelan President Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro consoles a supporter of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, as his coffin is driven through the streets of Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where the late Venezuelan President Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)


The coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is driven through the streets of Caracas after leaving the military hospital where he died of cancer, in Caracas, March 6, 2013. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)




A supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds a picture of him above a crowd waiting for Chavez's coffin to be taken from the hospital where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/AP Photo)


A supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds a picture of him above a crowd waiting for Chavez's coffin to be taken from the hospital where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Ricardo Mazalan/AP Photo)




A woman holding a Venezuelan flag cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of the late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


A woman holding a Venezuelan flag cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of the late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)




A woman cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


A woman cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)




Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez walk behind his coffin as it is paraded through the street as it is moved from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)




Newspapers in Caracas mancheta death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)


Newspapers in Caracas mancheta death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)




Military escort the passage of the procession through the streets of Caracas. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


Military escort the passage of the procession through the streets of Caracas. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez embrace as the coffin containing his body passes in the street, March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)


Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez embrace as the coffin containing his body passes in the street, March 6, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




A supporter of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stands in front of the Military Hospital where he died on the eve, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty Wednesday after the death of President Hugo Chavez, who dominated the oil-rich country for 14 years and came to embody a resurgent Latin American left. (Photo by Leo Ramirezleo Ramirez/AFP Photo)


A supporter of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stands in front of the Military Hospital where he died on the eve, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty Wednesday after the death of President Hugo Chavez, who dominated the oil-rich country for 14 years and came to embody a resurgent Latin American left. (Photo by Leo Ramirezleo Ramirez/AFP Photo)




A supporter of the leftist FMLN political party joins hundreds of people gathered in San Salvador del Mundo Square, San Salvador, following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 5, 2013. Chavez lost his battle with cancer on March 5, 2013, his death silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. (Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP Photo)


A supporter of the leftist FMLN political party joins hundreds of people gathered in San Salvador del Mundo Square, San Salvador, following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 5, 2013. Chavez lost his battle with cancer on March 5, 2013, his death silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his oil-rich nation into an uncertain future. (Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP Photo)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




Argentines mourn the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)


Argentines mourn the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)




Given the Embassy of Venezuela in Buenos Aires, Argentina mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)


Given the Embassy of Venezuela in Buenos Aires, Argentina mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)




The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, write in a book of condolence visit to the Embassy of Venezuela in Moscow in tribute to Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)


The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, write in a book of condolence visit to the Embassy of Venezuela in Moscow in tribute to Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)




Flowers and a bottle of vodka were left in tribute to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela's embassy in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)


Flowers and a bottle of vodka were left in tribute to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela's embassy in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)




In Caracas, girl kissing photo of Hugo Chavez after the death of the President of Venezuela. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


In Caracas, girl kissing photo of Hugo Chavez after the death of the President of Venezuela. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's cries outside the hospital where the president of Venezuela in Caracas was hospitalized when he died on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's cries outside the hospital where the president of Venezuela in Caracas was hospitalized when he died on Tuesday. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Given the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)


Given the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)




Holding sign with image of Simón Bolívar, Chileans manifest themselves after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)


Holding sign with image of Simón Bolívar, Chileans manifest themselves after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)




Venezuelan cries to learn of the death of Hugo Chavez, the president of the country from 1999. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Venezuelan cries to learn of the death of Hugo Chavez, the president of the country from 1999. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Women, including children, weep after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Women, including children, weep after the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cries after knowing of his death in Caracas on March 5, 2013. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cries after knowing of his death in Caracas on March 5, 2013. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold design in support of the president of Venezuela, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold design in support of the president of Venezuela, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)




A man walks past a mural portraying the Venezuelan flag, President Hugo Chavez and South American liberator Simon Bolivar at the 23 de Enero neighbourhood, in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro expelled US Air Force Embassy attache David Del Monaco, giving him 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of conspiracy. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)


A man walks past a mural portraying the Venezuelan flag, President Hugo Chavez and South American liberator Simon Bolivar at the 23 de Enero neighbourhood, in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro expelled US Air Force Embassy attache David Del Monaco, giving him 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of conspiracy. (Photo by Geraldo Caso/AFP Photo)




In Caracas, Venezuelan cries to act in tribute to president Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


In Caracas, Venezuelan cries to act in tribute to president Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




In Panama Venezuelan restaurant, woman despairs front of the TV during the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Eduardo Grimald/Reuters)


In Panama Venezuelan restaurant, woman despairs front of the TV during the announcement of the death of Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela. (Photo by Eduardo Grimald/Reuters)




Backed by police, woman kneels in front of the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chávez was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Backed by police, woman kneels in front of the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chávez was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




With poster of Hugo Chavez on his lap, woman cries in front of the military hospital where Venezuela's president was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)


With poster of Hugo Chavez on his lap, woman cries in front of the military hospital where Venezuela's president was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP Photo)




Guards behave outside the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez, president of the country, was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


Guards behave outside the hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez, president of the country, was hospitalized when he died. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




In the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


In the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




A young supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez wears a headband that reads [Commander Hugo Chavez, President] while standing at a square in San Salvador March 5, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that made the socialist leader a hero for the poor but a hate figure to his opponents. (Photo by Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters)


A young supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez wears a headband that reads [Commander Hugo Chavez, President] while standing at a square in San Salvador March 5, 2013. Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that made the socialist leader a hero for the poor but a hate figure to his opponents. (Photo by Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters)




With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan weeps after the announcement of the death of the country's president. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


With photo in hand of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan weeps after the announcement of the death of the country's president. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)




Candles are lit in front of portrait of Hugo Chávez, in demonstration in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)


Candles are lit in front of portrait of Hugo Chávez, in demonstration in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Claudio Santana/AFP Photo)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




A postcard of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with his daughters; Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia, is pinned together with prayer cards to the altar cloth in the military hospital's chapel, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A brief statement read on national television by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas late Monday carried the sobering news about the charismatic 58-year-old leader's deteriorating health. Villegas said Chavez is suffering from [a new, severe infection]. The state news agency identified it as respiratory. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


A postcard of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with his daughters; Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia, is pinned together with prayer cards to the altar cloth in the military hospital's chapel, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A brief statement read on national television by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas late Monday carried the sobering news about the charismatic 58-year-old leader's deteriorating health. Villegas said Chavez is suffering from [a new, severe infection]. The state news agency identified it as respiratory. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)




Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry after the vice president announced Chavez's death in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry after the vice president announced Chavez's death in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)




In this photo released by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's Defense Minister Admiral Diego Molero, at the podium, gestures alongside other military leaders during a live televised message to the nation after the vice president announced the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Molero announced that the military will remain loyal to the constitution in the wake of Chavez's death. (Photo by AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)


In this photo released by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's Defense Minister Admiral Diego Molero, at the podium, gestures alongside other military leaders during a live televised message to the nation after the vice president announced the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Molero announced that the military will remain loyal to the constitution in the wake of Chavez's death. (Photo by AP Photo/Miraflores Preside
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