Dignitaries from around the world will gather in the capital of Caracas Friday morning to remember Venezuela's polarizing president Hugo Chavez. The leader who vilified the United States and electrified the Latin American left died of cancer Tuesday at age 58.

As Chavez's health failed, he said he wanted his vice president to succeed him. Nicolas Maduro has previously served as foreign minister for six years. He was known for his frequent verbal attacks against the United States.

American journalist Andrew Rosati joined News 8 Daybreak live via Skype Wednesday morning to describe the mood and mixed emotions of the people from Caracas, Venezuela.

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