News hitting now that Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves has died.

The announcement was made by VP Maduro on Venezualan state TV.

The government in Venezuela is anti-US:

Venezuelan vice president says Chavez was infected with cancer by foes

“We have no doubt that commander Chavez was attacked with this illness,” Maduro said, repeating a charge first made by Chavez himself that the cancer was an attack by “imperialist” foes in the United States in league with domestic enemies.