Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies of cancer

Updated: March 06, 2013 11:03 IST

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died in hospital on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer. His death ended 14 years of charismatic, volatile rule that turned him into a major world figure. The flamboyant 58-year-old leader had undergone four operations in Cuba for a cancer that was first detected in his pelvic region in mid-2011. He had not been seen in public since.

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