Hugo Chávez Dead at 58

Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is dead at the age of 58, Vice President Nicolas Maduro confirmed Tuesday. Already in delicate condition after undergoing cancer surgery in December, Chávez took a turn for the worse Monday when he began suffering from “a new, severe infection.” His funeral will be held on Friday, and until then, Venezuela's foreign minister says the nation is in a state of "total normality." Elections will be held in 30 days, with Maduro acting as president until then.