“Hugo Chavez was the first president of Latin America to declare himself of African descent. In an interview with Democracy Now in 2005, Chavez reaffirmed the importance of his and Venezuelan peoples' historic ties to the continent, stating: "And one of the greatest motherlands of all is no doubt, Africa. We love Africa. And every day we are much more aware of the roots we have in Africa... Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism." ”—Why Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution matter to Africa
Hugo Chavez dies
Conservatives, despite not really liking him, do not celebrate or gloat at his passing. Some discuss what positive effects may result for the Venezuelan economy and South American politics from him no longer being in power.
Margaret Thatcher dies
Leftists throw actual parties celebrating the death of an old woman who hasn’t been in power for over 20 years.
Hugo Chavez Has Died
According to Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro, reports the AP & Reuters.
Update: Our cheat.