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Hugo Chavez's Death

Posted by The New N Used Link Team on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It has been a sad day in Venezuela.

The late president Hugo Chavez's body was being brought from the hospital where he died to a military academy where it will remain until the late president's funeral Friday, an event that will most likely draw leaders from all over Latin America and the world. It has been confirmed that the presidents of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia have arrived for the ceremony. The man he anointed to succeed him, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days.

The streets of Caracas were free of the usual weekday morning traffic as public employees, schoolchildren and many others stayed home on the first day of a week of national mourning. The only lines were at gas stations where Venezuelans could fill up their tanks for pennies a gallon thanks to generous government subsidies.

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