Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside the hospital where he was being treated, in Caracas. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside the hospital where he was being treated, in Caracas. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has his name written on her face while standing on a square in San Salvador.      REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has his name written on her face while standing on a square in San Salvador. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
A Nicaraguan supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a poster of him at the Revolution Square in Managua. Photo: REUTERS/ Stringer
A Nicaraguan supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a poster of him at the Revolution Square in Managua. Photo: REUTERS/ Stringer
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cries as she learns that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas. Photo: AP/Ariana Cubillos)
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cries as she learns that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas. Photo: AP/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside the hospital where he was being treated, in Caracas. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside the hospital where he was being treated, in Caracas. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Peru's supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shout slogans while gathering outside Venezuela's embassy in Lima after the announcement of his death. Photo: REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil
Peru's supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shout slogans while gathering outside Venezuela's embassy in Lima after the announcement of his death. Photo: REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during an event to commemorate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Managua.   Photo: REUTERS/Diana Ulloa
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks during an event to commemorate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Managua. Photo: REUTERS/Diana Ulloa
A Mexican supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves a Venezuelan flag in front of Venezuela's embassy in Mexico City. Photo: AP/Eduardo Verdugo)
A Mexican supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves a Venezuelan flag in front of Venezuela's embassy in Mexico City. Photo: AP/Eduardo Verdugo)
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez light candles while gathering in front of the Venezuelan embassy  in Santiago, Chile. Photo:AFP/Claudio SANTANA
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez light candles while gathering in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Santiago, Chile. Photo:AFP/Claudio SANTANA
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shout slogans outside the Military Hospital in Caracas after knowing of their leader's death. Photo: AFP/ Leo RAMIREZ
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shout slogans outside the Military Hospital in Caracas after knowing of their leader's death. Photo: AFP/ Leo RAMIREZ
A member of the leftist FMLN political party shouts slogans in support of the Republic of Venezuela in San Salvador following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: AFP/ Marvin RECINOS
A member of the leftist FMLN political party shouts slogans in support of the Republic of Venezuela in San Salvador following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: AFP/ Marvin RECINOS
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas.
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas.
Candles, placed by mourner demonstrators, burn in front of an image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez outside Venezuela's embassy in Quito, Ecuador.
Candles, placed by mourner demonstrators, burn in front of an image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez outside Venezuela's embassy in Quito, Ecuador.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks in the rain during his closing campaign rally in Caracas in this October 4, 2012 file photo.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks in the rain during his closing campaign rally in Caracas in this October 4, 2012 file photo.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says goodbye to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a visit to Miraflores Palace in Caracas in this August 24, 2011 file photo.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says goodbye to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a visit to Miraflores Palace in Caracas in this August 24, 2011 file photo.
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside his hospital in Caracas.
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death outside his hospital in Caracas.
In this March 7, 2005 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez covers the ears of his grandson Manolito as they watch a display by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) aircrafts at the airport in Bangalore, India.
In this March 7, 2005 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez covers the ears of his grandson Manolito as they watch a display by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) aircrafts at the airport in Bangalore, India.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hugs his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria while appearing to supporters on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba in this July 4, 2011 file photo.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hugs his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria while appearing to supporters on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba in this July 4, 2011 file photo.
In this undated photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Hugo Chavez, right, sits with his brother Adam in Barinas, Venezuela.
In this undated photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Hugo Chavez, right, sits with his brother Adam in Barinas, Venezuela.

Latin America mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday.

Chavez, 58, died after a long battle with cancer, plunging Venezuela into an uncertain future after 14 years of rule by the charismatic former paratrooper, a standard-bearer of Latin America's "anti-imperialist" left. - AFP