There will be more information to come. This is a breaking story. President Maduro has accused America of poisoning the beloved father of Bolivarianism in South America. This is an extremely sensitive time for South America, Venezuela being most aggressively attacked.
You will be missed Hugo Chavez, more than you can ever know.
But now as we say good bye we must gather our strength to support Mr. Maduro because there will now be elections held again in Venezuela within the next 30 days. Chavez' enemies are already calling for the election and rejoice the death of their foe.
PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ HAS DIED
By Tamara Pearson
March 5, 2013
Merida, March 5th 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com)
After two years of battling cancer, President Hugo Chavez has died today at 4.25 pm.
Vice-president Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on public television shortly after, speaking from the Military Hospital in Caracas, where Chavez was being treated.
Military and Bolivarian police have been sent out into the street to protect the people and maintain the peace. For now, things are calm here, with some people celebrating by honking their car horns, and many others quietly mourning in their homes.
Maduro made the announcement just a few hours after addressing the nation for an hour, accusing the opposition of taking advantage of the current situation to cause destabilization.
“Those who die for life, can’t be called dead,” Maduro concluded.
In Caracas, thousands of people have gathered in Plaza Bolivar and are said to be heading to the Miraflores Palace. Those gathered are shouting that “Chavez lives, the struggle continues,” “the people united will never be defeated,” as well as swearing that the Venezuelan bourgeoisie “will never return” to the Miraflores Palace.
Chavez supporters are also gathering in central squares across the country to rally together and mourn the death of their president.
Describing the scene in Caracas, Andromaco Martinez, stated that he was on the metro when he found out about the president’s death, “people began running everywhere”.
In Plaza Bolivar, “no-one is crying or praying,” he said, emphasizing that the Venezuelan people would defiantly defend the revolution.
“The struggle has already been ignited,” he added.