CNN Chilé Reporting Hugo Chavez Dead

Here's the story.  With all due warnings about the state of my Spanish, here's the basics: Guillermo Cochez, a Panamanian politician and once Ambassador to the Organization of American States, is saying that Hugo Chavez was declared brain-dead on 30 December, and died four days ago when his daughters took him off life support.  Cochez challenges the government of Venezuela to prove him wrong and bring Chavez out in public.