March 5, 2013

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dead at 58

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced.
Mr Chavez had not appeared in public since he returned to Venezuela last month after cancer treatment in Cuba.
An emotional Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening, flanked by leading Venezuelan political and military leaders.
Earlier, he said the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader had a new, severe respiratory infection and had entered "his most difficult hours".
One of the most visible, vocal and controversial leaders in Latin America, the former army paratrooper won the presidency in 1998 and had most recently won another six-year presidential term in October 2012.


  1. Disgusting. Commemorating a dictator. No matter how he was elected, it was all rigged and he was a cult of personality creating tool.

    1. Eh. The poor of Venezuela didn't love him for no reason...

      At least he actually did *some* good for his country. That's more then can be said of, say, Kim Jong-il.

    2. Shut the fuck up you faggot.

    3. To be fair, Mr Bush, calling people that don't agree with the American way dictators isn't really the best thing to do nowadays. It isn't the Cold War anymore with Chavez's socialism actually benefiting his population. He's certainly done a better job than his predecessors and military regimes who were dictators and your foreign policy supported them, rendering your harsh criticism of Chavez null.