(AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
Chavez, whose public appearances diminished in recent months, received his first surgery and chemotherapy treatment for pelvic cancer in Cuba in 2011.
He returned to Cuba, a guest of that country's ailing socialist leader Fidel Castro, for treatment in February of 2012.
During his time in office, he became one of Latin America's most well-known and polarizing figures. A constant thorn in the side of the United States, he commanded headlines in newspapers around the world. In September of 2006, at a speech in the United Nations, he called President George Bush "The Devil".
Chavez was 58 years old.