Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies

March 5, 2013 Updated Mar 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM EDT

(CBS News) According to a report from CBS News, Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela for the last 14 years, died Tuesday following his treatment for cancer. He was 58.

According to the CBS News report:

Chavez's death was announced by the country's vice president Nicolas Maduro, ending a months-long period of speculation surrounding his health -- a period often marked by secrecy and rumor.

The popular but controversial leader had won his fourth presidential term in 2012 but was never sworn due to his failing health.

Read the CBS News report HERE.

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