Hugo Chavez Dead at 58
Thousands of Venezuelan citizens gathered on March 5
, 2013 tomourn the death of their leader of fourteen years, Hugo Chavez.Chavez was well-known in the international community for his blatant socialist leanings. Additionally, many Venezuelans reveredthe work he was doing in the country, as he implemented many policies to aid the poor. With crime rates still on the rise, however,
many question the success of Chavez’s policies.Hugo Chavez’s death has triggered what is referred to as a “snap”
election. Venezuelans will soon have to vote on a new president.Current acting president, Nicolas Maduro, is seen as the candidatethat will likely win the presidency. Maduro is set to continue thesocialist, anti-American legacy of Hugo Chavez.
“All of the
prophecies of Hugo Chavez, the prophet of Christ on this earth,
have come true,”
Maduro said at a recent campaign rally. He isusing Chavez as the platform for his campaign.
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