The news fell just before 23:00 Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president has died of cancer.
Is the Vice President Maduro, who announced the news. Rumors about the health of Hugo Chavez became more and more numerous these days.
CARACAS Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas died Tuesday as a result of cancer, announced on state television vice-president Nicolas Maduro.
“We received information the most challenging and tragic that we announce to our people. A 4:25 p.m. (8:55 p.m. GMT) today, March 5, death is our Commander President Hugo Chavez Frias after fighting hard against a disease for almost two years, “said Maduro, in tears.
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Since the day, uncertainty loomed over the fate of the President, at a military hospital in the capital. Since June 2011 he fought against cancer in the pelvic area and his health had worsened in recent hours, the government said.
In power since 1999, Hugo Chavez was re-elected for another six-year term in October, before being operated again on December 11 in Cuba, for the fourth time. He was never seen in public since.