Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dead at 58
Late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela speaks at the United Nations in 2006.
March 5th, 2013
05:00 PM ET

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dead at 58

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Monday. He was 58.

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  1. Pete

    Well John I got my 1st wish,now number 2 wish is to rid this country of these unpatriotic republicans in both houses,let's getter done people,times a wastin!!!

    March 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ Pete, lets hope your wishes come true.

    March 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Where are all of the mourners?
    Doesn't anybody even want to sign the book?

    March 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    I am not mourning him.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble see people like you skip the wake and the funeral to go to the repast to eat, drink, and party...and of course catch up on family tree gossip...

      March 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      "People like her"?
      Oh, do tell. What are "people like her" like?

      March 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    Rascal you are so full of it. It would be disingenuous to mourn this guy.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Ah, don't mind rr. Doesn't matter what anyone says, rr will carry on to snark another day, the old cow.

      March 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony

    It's not whether North Americans approve the impact of his governmen and its reforms, it's the people of Venezuela and their perception of his leadership. No politician is a God...Only history will judge his leadership.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mao, Stalin, and Lenin

    Don't worry. He's with us now.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    Hey Chavez, does it "smell of sulfur" where you are?

    March 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Abraham

    Peter piper picked a peck of pickles and he doesn't know when to stop. Ignore and deflect the 17 trillion dollar debt all u want. It is your kids future at stake and it's all your over spending boy in offices fault. Deflect spin and blame. That will be your response. Just pathetic

    March 6, 2013 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. ronvan


    March 6, 2013 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. ronvan

    And, "another one bites the dust". Wonder how much $$$ will be spent, that we will not know about, to "influence" their next leader? You have to expect that our "elected children" will use the old "it's in our national security interests".

    March 6, 2013 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pete

    What does one send a dictators family at their time of loss,poison ivy,cactus ,maybe small pox in a neatly arranged setting ,just thinking aloud and saying I told them so!!

    March 6, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |