Hugo Chavez

12:15pm

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Thousands Line The Streets Of Caracas, Paying Respects To Hugo Chávez

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 4:16 pm

Supporters of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wait for the passage of the funeral cortege on its way to the Military Academy, on Wednesday, in Caracas.
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A coffin holding the body of Hugo Chávez moved through the streets of Caracas, today.

The 58-year-old leader died yesterday after a battle with cancer. The flag-draped casket was moved from the military hospital where Chávez died to a military academy, where he will lie in state. The whole way there, his casket was flanked by thousands of adoring supporters dressed in red and waving the tri-colored Venezuelan flag.

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6:10am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

After Chávez: His 'Revolution' Is Likely To Continue

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 9:29 am

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gathered late Tuesday at Bolivar Square in Caracas, Venezuela, to mourn him.
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2:39am

Wed March 6, 2013
NPR Story

Chavez's Death Will Have Ramifications For Cuba

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 9:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The death of Hugo Chavez could mean as much for Cuba as it will for Venezuela. As we just heard, Chavez looked to Fidel Castro for inspiration, and Castro has supplied Venezuela with thousands of Cuban doctors, health workers and security specialists. In return, Chavez sent a massive amount of Venezuelan oil to Cuba at cut-rate prices, and thus helped keep the Cuban economy afloat during years of crisis.

Joining us now is NPR's Tom Gjelten. Good morning.

TOM GJELTEN, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

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2:39am

Wed March 6, 2013
NPR Story

Venezuelans Mourns Late President Hugo Chavez

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 9:18 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Venezuela is in a state of mourning for its late president, Hugo Chavez. The outsized leader died yesterday in the capital, Caracas, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 58. Hugo Chavez was both a polarizing and charismatic figure, and during his long rule he became an icon, beloved by Venezuela's poor and others in the region who admired his defiant stance toward the U.S.

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3:45pm

Tue March 5, 2013
Latin America

Rivalries And Infighting Could Follow In Wake Of Chavez's Death

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 4:20 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Joining us now to talk about what comes next is NPR's Tom Gjelten. He's covered Latin America for us.

And, Tom, Hugo Chavez, such a dominating figure in Venezuela. What happens now in the immediate aftermath of his death?

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