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- 03/07/2013 11:05 AM EST
In the wake of the death of President Hugo Chavez, the country of Venezuela will mourn for 7 days.
As soon as news of the leader's passing broke, supporters gathered in Caracas' main square, some wearing Chavez's iconic red beret, chanting, "Chavez lives; the battle continues."
His death will prompt a presidential election within the next 30 days. His successor is expected to be Nicolas Maduro, the country's current vice president, who delivered the news to the world yesterday. Leaders from all over the globe have spoken out, offering their condolences to the country's people.