Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chavez is dead. The esteemed leader took the final bow after a battle with cancer.
Mr Chavez’s death was officially announced by his Vice Preaident, Nicolas Maduro. The late President returned home last month from Cuba where he had undergone treatment. He was aged 58. Chavez first won his coumtry’s presidential election in 1998 and won a second term in 2012 but was never sworn in
Earlier on Tuesday, the country had expelled two American diplomats who were accused of spying.