Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said President Hugo Chavez has died, the leader was 58.
Chavez announced he had cancer in 2011. He spent more than two months in treatment in Cuba recently, returning to Venezuela two weeks ago. Officials have not said what type of cancer he had.
On Tuesday, Venezuela accused the domestic and foreign enemies of Venezuela of attacking Chavez and expelled 2 U.S. Embassy officials who it said was seeking military support for a plot against the government.