Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez dies at 58

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 4:20 p.m. CST; updated 5:01 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.