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Venezuela's vice president has declared 7 days of mourning for Hugo Chavez, who died yesterday in Caracas.  The leaders of other Latin American countries are arriving already to pay their respects.  During surgery and chemotherapy treatments in Cuba, Chavez hadn't been seen in public for months.  And the nature of his cancer has not been revealed.  Nathan Crooks is Caracas Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News. Also, with the votes still being counted after Monday's presidential election, Kenya is a nation on edge. Will the new leader be a man indicted for crimes against humanity?

 

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Caitlin Shamberg
Sonya Geis
Katie Cooper

Making News Venezuela Mourns Chavez 7 MIN, 34 SEC

Venezuela's vice president has declared seven days of mourning for Hugo Chavez, who died yesterday in Caracas. The leaders of other Latin American countries are arriving already to pay their respects. During surgery and chemotherapy treatments in Cuba, Chavez hadn't been seen in public for months, and the nature of his cancer has not been revealed. Nathan Crooks is Caracas Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News.

Guests:
Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg News (@nmcrooks)

Reporter's Notebook Kenya Tenses as Election Results Come In 9 MIN, 56 SEC

After Kenya's presidential election in 2007, claims of vote rigging led to the deaths of more than 1000 people. When it was over, Uhuru Kenyatta was named deputy prime minister of a coalition government — but he was also indicted by the International Criminal Court for inciting the violence. After Monday's presidential election, Kenyatta still leads in the vote count. His opponent is his ostensible boss, Prime Minister Raila Odinga. We hear the background and the prospects for violence.

Guests:
Bronwyn Bruton, Atlantic Council (@BronwynBruton)
Calestous Juma, Harvard University (@calestous)

Main Topic Hugo Chavez: His Life and Legacy 33 MIN, 28 SEC

During fourteen years as President, Hugo Chavez used Venezuela's vast oil resources to help the poor, which made him a hero to masses of people. It also earned the ongoing opposition of the previous ruling class while, in this country, Chavez was demonized as anti-capitalist and anti-American. What's the mood today in Caracas? What about oil, Castro's Cuba and relations with the United States?

Guests:
Juan Cristobal Nagel, Caracas Chronicles (@juannagel)
Moises Naim, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (@moisesnaim)
Ann Louise Bardach, journalist and author
Jeff Davidow, Cohen Group

Blogging the Revolution

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