Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez dies at age 58
At 1:55pm, the Associated Press reported that the Venezuelan vice president, Nicolas Maduro, made a statement that Hugo Chavez had passed away. Chavez had been battling cancer for about 2 years but was still involved in his country's politics as president. The tone taken to characterize Chavez throughout the piece was also interesting.
Following that, there have been stories about President Obama speaking out to reaffirm support for Venezuela.
A link to a repost of the AP story is here: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/03/05/ap-venezuelas-president-hugo-chavez-succumbs-to-cancer-dead-at-58/