Hugo Chavez
A leftist icon dies, a country collapses.
A pro-Chávez movement against Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro is getting more organized.

Luego de superar el único intento de golpe de Estado registrado en los últimos 15 años, el entonces presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, ordenó la detención de Henrique Capriles Radonski—un joven alcalde opositor—quien debía manejar la seguridad de la Embajada de Cuba en medio de la crisis política nacional.

Data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project show that political instability in Venezuela was a likely outcome after Chávez' death.
Will ALBA outlive Hugo Chávez? No
Will ALBA outlive Hugo Chávez? Yes

The day Steve Jobs died after a much-publicized battle with cancer, Apple’s shares rose in what analysts called “a tribute” to the company’s late founder.

Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Rodonski said on Monday that if he wins the presidential election on April 14, he will stop sending 100,000 barrels a day of oil to Cuba and other countries in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA).


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