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Chavez Funeral Details a Mystery Hours From Its Start

As leaders from 5 continents flock to Venezuela

(Newser) - Hugo Chavez's state funeral is today, and leaders from around the world have traveled to Caracas for the event—which is set to begin at 10:30am local time but whose details have been, per the AP , "shrouded in astonishing secrecy." At least 50 countries from five... More »

Chavez's Medical Woes Persist

As party dogged by rumors of split

(Newser) - Hugo Chavez's post-surgery medical woes continue: The Venezuelan president is grappling with complications from a "severe lung infection," according to officials. The infection has prompted a "respiratory insufficiency," says the country's information minister. Chavez hasn't been seen publicly since the surgery, which occurred... More »

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