Hugo Chavez

Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Mourn Chavez

Vice President Nicolas Maduro currently the heir apparent

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(Reuters)—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death has unleashed a flood of emotional tributes that his allies hope will help ensure the survival of his self-styled socialist revolution when voters elect a successor.

The 58-year-old died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer that was first detected in his pelvis. He had suffered multiple complications following his latest operation on December 11 and had not been seen in public since then.