Venezuela mourns Hugo Chavez

A sea of sobbing, heartbroken humanity jammed Venezuela's main military academy on March 8, 2012 for one final glimpse at Hugo Chavez, waiting for hours under the twinkling stars and the searing Caribbean sun to file past his coffin.

Confetti falls around the hearse carrying the coffin that contains the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, in a funeral procession, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez's body is being transferred Friday from the military academy where it has been lying in state to the military museum that will serve as his final resting place. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Confetti falls around the hearse carrying the coffin that contains the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, in a funeral procession, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez's body is being transferred Friday from the military academy where it has been lying in state to the military museum that will serve as his final resting place. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Confetti falls around the hearse carrying the coffin that contains the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, in a funeral procession, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez's body is being transferred Friday from the military academy where it has been lying in state to the military museum that will serve as his final resting place. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The hearse with the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez makes its way from the Fort Tiuna military academy to his final resting place at a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The hearse with the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez makes its way from the Fort Tiuna military academy to his final resting place at a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The hearse with the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez makes its way from the Fort Tiuna military academy to his final resting place at a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The hearse with the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez makes its way from the Fort Tiuna military academy to his final resting place at a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The hearse with the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez makes its way from the Fort Tiuna military academy to his final resting place at a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The hearse with the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez makes its way from the Fort Tiuna military academy to his final resting place at a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Body guards runs next to the hearse carrying the coffin that contains the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, in a second funeral procession, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez's body is being transferred Friday from the military academy where it has been lying in state to the military museum that will serve as his final resting place. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Body guards runs next to the hearse carrying the coffin that contains the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, in a second funeral procession, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez's body is being transferred Friday from the military academy where it has been lying in state to the military museum that will serve as his final resting place. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Body guards runs next to the hearse carrying the coffin that contains the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, in a second funeral procession, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 15, 2013. Chavez's body is being transferred Friday from the military academy where it has been lying in state to the military museum that will serve as his final resting place. Venezuelans lined up to bid their last farewell to Hugo Chavez on Friday. Chavez was 58 when he died of an undisclosed type of cancer on March 5. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A woman places an image of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar on an altar set up on a sidewalk in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, whose picture hangs on the curtain, along a street where a procession will pass tomorrow to transfer Chavez's body to a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing because the decision to do so was made too late and the socialist leader's body was not properly prepared on time. Chavez's body has been lying in state at the military academy since March 6. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A woman places an image of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar on an altar set up on a sidewalk in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, whose picture hangs on the curtain, along a street where a procession will pass tomorrow to transfer Chavez's body to a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing because the decision to do so was made too late and the socialist leader's body was not properly prepared on time. Chavez's body has been lying in state at the military academy since March 6. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A woman places an image of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar on an altar set up on a sidewalk in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, whose picture hangs on the curtain, along a street where a procession will pass tomorrow to transfer Chavez's body to a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing because the decision to do so was made too late and the socialist leader's body was not properly prepared on time. Chavez's body has been lying in state at the military academy since March 6. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro gestures to people at the opening of the Ninth International Book Fair of Venezuela (Filven) which pays tribute to late President Hugo Chavez at the Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The picture at bottom left is of independence hero Simon Bolivar. Maduro announced on March 5 that Chavez had died, after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro gestures to people at the opening of the Ninth International Book Fair of Venezuela (Filven) which pays tribute to late President Hugo Chavez at the Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The picture at bottom left is of independence hero Simon Bolivar. Maduro announced on March 5 that Chavez had died, after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro gestures to people at the opening of the Ninth International Book Fair of Venezuela (Filven) which pays tribute to late President Hugo Chavez at the Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The picture at bottom left is of independence hero Simon Bolivar. Maduro announced on March 5 that Chavez had died, after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro speaks to people outside the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is lying in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro speaks to people outside the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is lying in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro speaks to people outside the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is lying in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez shout slogans as they line up outside the military academy where a funeral ceremony will take place for him in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. At right, a Chavez supporter holds up a doll in his likeness. Friday's funeral promises to be a final turn on the world stage for Chavez after 14 years in power, though in some ways the former paratrooper is not going anywhere: Venezuela announced Thursday that it would embalm his body and put it on permanent display. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez shout slogans as they line up outside the military academy where a funeral ceremony will take place for him in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. At right, a Chavez supporter holds up a doll in his likeness. Friday's funeral promises to be a final turn on the world stage for Chavez after 14 years in power, though in some ways the former paratrooper is not going anywhere: Venezuela announced Thursday that it would embalm his body and put it on permanent display. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez shout slogans as they line up outside the military academy where a funeral ceremony will take place for him in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. At right, a Chavez supporter holds up a doll in his likeness. Friday's funeral promises to be a final turn on the world stage for Chavez after 14 years in power, though in some ways the former paratrooper is not going anywhere: Venezuela announced Thursday that it would embalm his body and put it on permanent display. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, mourners walk beside the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, mourners walk beside the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, mourners walk beside the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Cuba's President Raul Castro salutes as he stands next to the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. At right is Chavez's daughter Rosa Virginia Chavez and left is Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Cuba's President Raul Castro salutes as he stands next to the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. At right is Chavez's daughter Rosa Virginia Chavez and left is Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Cuba's President Raul Castro salutes as he stands next to the coffin containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. At right is Chavez's daughter Rosa Virginia Chavez and left is Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)
Workers paint a mural that is symbolic of the eyes of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on the stairs at the El Calvario monument in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Workers paint a mural that is symbolic of the eyes of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on the stairs at the El Calvario monument in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Workers paint a mural that is symbolic of the eyes of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on the stairs at the El Calvario monument in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A crowd waits to enter the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez lies in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin early Thursday were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A crowd waits to enter the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez lies in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin early Thursday were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A crowd waits to enter the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez lies in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin early Thursday were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, a woman pays her respects, placing a hand on her heart and saluting, before she files past the glass-topped casket containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy, where he started his army career, in Caracas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Battling an unspecified cancer, Chavez died Tuesday. His flag-draped coffin lies in state at the military academy as a mile-long line of mourners come to pay homage. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, a woman pays her respects, placing a hand on her heart and saluting, before she files past the glass-topped casket containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy, where he started his army career, in Caracas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Battling an unspecified cancer, Chavez died Tuesday. His flag-draped coffin lies in state at the military academy as a mile-long line of mourners come to pay homage. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, a woman pays her respects, placing a hand on her heart and saluting, before she files past the glass-topped casket containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy, where he started his army career, in Caracas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Battling an unspecified cancer, Chavez died Tuesday. His flag-draped coffin lies in state at the military academy as a mile-long line of mourners come to pay homage. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Assembly stand next to the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Assembly stand next to the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Assembly stand next to the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
People walk alongside the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People walk alongside the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People walk alongside the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry outside the military hospital where President Hugo Chavez, aged 58, died on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all school was suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry outside the military hospital where President Hugo Chavez, aged 58, died on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all school was suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry outside the military hospital where President Hugo Chavez, aged 58, died on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all school was suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react as they learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez weep as she learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez weep as she learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez weep as she learn that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
An army officer comforts a upporter of President Hugo Chavez outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An army officer comforts a upporter of President Hugo Chavez outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An army officer comforts a upporter of President Hugo Chavez outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the news that that Chavez has died, as they gather outside the military hospital where Chavez was being treated in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the news that that Chavez has died, as they gather outside the military hospital where Chavez was being treated in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the news that that Chavez has died, as they gather outside the military hospital where Chavez was being treated in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cries as she learns that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cries as she learns that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cries as she learns that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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