Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died. (Google Images)
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died. (Google Images)

The New York Times and CNN are reporting that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died. Vice President Nicolas Maduro just made the announcement. Chavez recently traveled to Cuba for cancer treatment and returned home two weeks ago amid reports that he had come home to die.  It was reported in January that the ill president was suffering from a severe lung infection. He was 58.

This story is developing.

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