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Hugo Chavez Died in Caracas at Age 58: Failed to Beat Cancer

By on March 5, 2013

The president of Venezuela remained the last days at the military hospital in the Venezuelan capital. The announcement was made by Nicolás Maduro, his vice president.

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died today at 4:25 pm Military Hospital in Caracas, when waged a long struggle to recover from a cancer that afflicted him for more than a year and a half. Chavez announced in a televised speech that had cancer in June 2011.

The December 11, 2012, the Bolivarian leader was hospitalized and operated by the fourth time, after passing through a period of few public appearances after winning election to his rival widely Henrique Capriles. According sent this election, Chavez would rule until 2019.

The first days of this year, government officials reported that the Venezuelan president was suffering from respiratory failure, resulting from “severe” suffered lung infection after surgery. Yesterday, after several days, the Executive took another diagnosis not optimistic about the health of the controversial leader: a worsening in their power to breathe on his own. In June 2011, the president found “an abscessed tumor with the presence of cancer cells,” He had an operation on several occasions in Cuba. Then television revealed that after his operation for a pelvic abscess on June 10, 2011, he underwent a second surgery to remove the cancerous tumor.

On October 7, 2012 it was revealed his victory in the presidential elections, which faced the opposition leader Henrique Capriles. After four operations, unable to recover from all of the cancer, Chavez relented and stopped breathing.

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