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Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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Mourning Venezuelans fill the streets of Caracas

Venezuelans filled the streets of Caracas on Tuesday after the government announced the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Supporters gathered in the capital's Bolivar Square, to mourn and pay tribute. Some supporters sang songs, whilst many chanted as they walked carrying carrying pictures of the the larger-than-life socialist who led the nation for 14 years.

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