President Hugo Chaves Loses Battle To Cancer
|Hugo Chavez in rare picture with his daughters,|
this was the only picture of him seen in months
After fighting Cancer for over two years, in and out of operations in Cuba, The President of Venezuela died 20:55 GMT Tuesday, President had not been seen for several months in public and his people were starting to wonder if he was alive or dead, Guillermo Cochez, the former Panamanian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), claimed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died 23rd and has been brain dead since December 30, 2012 however this has just been speculation.
After Foreign Minister Elias Jose Jaua Milano announced the death of the president and the 7 seven days of mourning he added that the official funeral attended by foreign heads of state would take place at 10:00 local time (14:30 GMT) on Friday, and called on Mr Chavez's supporters to wear clothes in the three colours of the Venezuelan flag in his honour.Hundreds of Chavez supporters appeared in front of the hospital where he died, shouting:"We are all Chavez!" and "Chavez lives!"
One of them, Francis Izquierdo, told Agence France-Presse: "He was a man who taught us to love our fatherland. The comandante is physically gone but he remains in our hearts and we must continue building the fatherland."
May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace