58-year-old Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, died on March 5th 2013 after losing a two-year batter with cancer. He ruled Venezuela from 1999 until his death. His death marked the end of Latin America’s most remarkable populist rule. The firebrand socialist and open critic of the United States is mourned by his people deeply.
His role is now being fulfilled by his Vice President Nicolas Maduro, the man he tapped to succeed him.
From Brazil to Chile to Peru… leaders, some of whom may not have always agreed with Chavez’s firebrand form of socialism, offered their sympathies.
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez passed away on March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer.
The controversial socialist, who called President Obama a ‘fraud’, was extremely popular on Twitter with more than 4 million followers.
Chavez was missing from Twitter since November 1, 2012 as he was under treatment in Cuba. He finally sent his three last tweets, two weeks ago on February 18, praising his doctors, nurses, Fidel, Cuba, and the people of Venezuela.
Those who heard of Oscar Pistorius‘ girlfriend’s death/murder and his alleged involvement in it are still in a state of disbelief. However there are those who wonder if he is as innocent as he claims.
Regardless, as his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkampwas laid to rest, he was on trial. An unabridged version of his affidavit has been revealed. According to it, he claims he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, thinking she was a robber
The Blade Runner Murder: Was There A Dark Side To Para Olympian Oscar Pistorius Or Was It Just Bad Luck?
The South African athlete, dubbed the “blade runner”- the man who made history just a few months ago at the London Olympics definitely did not think his Valentine’s Day would turn out to be a nightmare!
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Three month old pygmy elephant named Joewas orphaned recently when his mother and 13 other pygmy elephants were found dead in a rainforest near a plantation in Borneo. iT is getting some attention from a caretaker who, for now, is his only family.
Results from a chemical investigation are set to be released on Friday, but early speculation suggests the elephants died after eating something poisonous… perhaps left by plantation workers to stop wild animals from eating their crops.
Police has released images of the burnt-out Kiss nightclubin Brazil showing the scorched remains of the building where a flare ignited the blaze killing 234 people.
Authorities in Mexicorecovered the remains of Mexican-American singer Jenni Riverafrom the site of a plane crash. The remains were taken to a forensic facility.