Hugo Chavez is Dead
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.
Flanked by Cabinet ministers, Maduro teared up as he announced the news in a national broadcast.
“We must unite now more than ever,” he said, calling on Venezuelans to remain peaceful and respectful.
In the coming hours, Maduro said, plans for Chavez’s funeral would be announced.
Maduro said Chavez died Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. (3:55 p.m. ET). He did not specify when elections would be held, or who would run the country in the meantime.
“Our people can count on having a government of men and women committed to protecting them,” Maduro said.
The announcement came hours after Maduro met with the country’s top political and military leaders about Chavez’s worsening health condition and suggested someone may have deliberately infected Chavez with cancer.
Infecting guy with cancer, huh? Yeah…not even the spy novelist say that tactic is doable by the CIA, and they tend to talk to a lot of covert types.
Liberals are making real clowns of themselves right now on cable news trying to say that Chavez wasn’t a despot, or a murderer, or a man who stole numerous elections. That we must focus on “the positive legacies.”
Yeah…whatever the hell that means?
Whenever he had a problem, Chavez wouldn’t take responsibility for it, he’d blame the United States. Just today alone, the Venezuelans expelled two American diplomats claiming they were spies.