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Venezuela reacts to death of Hugo Chavez

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sparked mixed reactions on the streets of Caracas.

The BBC's Irene Caselli, in Venezuela's capital, says while there have been people crying in public, others have set off fireworks in "celebration".

Mr Chavez had been seriously ill with cancer for more than a year, undergoing several operations in Cuba, and had not been seen in public for several months.

Foreign Minister Elias Jose Jaua Milano declared seven days of mourning and said Mr Chavez's body would lie in state until his funeral on Friday.

  • 06 Mar 2013
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