By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff announced that Brazilian flags will fly at half-mast for three days to mourn the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who lost his two year long battle with cancer Tuesday afternoon in Caracas. Chávez held rule in the Latin American petroleum-producing power for over fourteen years and maintained a favorable relationship with the Brazilian government as a part of his goal to unify and empower Latin America.

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