The death of 58 year old Hugo Chavez has taken the island of Cuba by surprise. Cuba has mourned him and at the same time they are worried about the oil profits that they are enjoying-what could the future hold? Will Venzuala take away the oil?
Chavez has been hailed as a hero, a true revolutionary who upheld the standards of what Cuba stands for. Plus, he was a pal of Fidel Castro's and that always helps.
The Cuban government said:
"The Cuban people consider him one of their most accomplished sons, and they have admired him, followed him and loved him as one of their own,Chávez is also a Cuban."
As would be expected, flags are being flown at half mast. Besides the death of a beloved ally, the people of Cuba are worried that they might be plunged into another chasm of chaos much like the economic troubles they faced after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Venzuela provides Cuba with over 100,000 barrells of oil a day. This keeps the lights on and the air conditioners blasting.
Many are calling Chavez's cancer a "suspicous illness" referring that it might have ties to a consipiracy created by the United States.