President Hugo Chavez

People walk past a poster portraying Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez near the Military Hospital in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. The poster reads, "Chavez lives and smiles". AFP PHOTO / Leo RAMIREZ        (LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama, Local Politicians React To Chavez’s Death

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday afternoon after more than a decade in office and a lengthy fight with cancer. The death of Chavez, who has been virulently anti-American, was greeted with hope for the future from local politicians.

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

Official site for U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Ros-Lehtinen Calls For Venezuelan Diplomat To Be Expelled

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Tuesday the U.S. must expel the Venezuelan diplomats after the Latin American country allegedly threw out an Air Force attaché earlier in the day.

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

(Source: Cuban Government)

New Photos Show Castro ‘Alive And Kicking’ After Death Rumors

New pictures could put rumors of Fidel Castro’s death to rest. Last week, the rumors of the 85-year-old former Cuban leader’s demise surfaced. Days after, new pictures from a Venezuelan television interview became public proving the reports of Castro’s death to be premature.

CBS4–09/09/2011

Cuban television aired new pictures Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez talking with former leader Fidel Castro.  (Source: CBS)

Hugo Chavez Admits Recent Surgery Removed Cancerous Tumor

South Florida’s Venezuelan community closely watching the health condition of President Hugo Chavez were dealt stunning news Thursday night.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told his countrymen he underwent surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor.

CBS4–06/30/2011

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