03/05/2013 06:02 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2013

Venezuela's Future: What's Next For The South American Country?

Today, it was announced that Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, has died at 58, after a long fight with cancer.

Chavez was a political figure that sparked heated debate around the world and his legacy will continue to divide many. On Twitter, the reactions have been mixed from the Latino community. While some are sharing their deepest regrets and love for Chavez, others are planning parties and doing coordinated shots in celebration.

The question that we're all asking now is: What's next? Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro is already positioned to take over, as per President Chavez's wishes, but what will that mean for the people of Venezuela?

We've rounded up a few of the reactions we're seeing on Twitter. Share your own thoughts below in the comments. What is the next step for Venezuela? Will the death of President Hugo Chavez change the lives of those who live there? Will it change the relationship many Venezuelan ex-pats have with their homeland? Tell us what you think below.

Messages To Chavez