March 8, 2013
A screen showing a video image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez plays Friday in front of the site where Chavez’s funeral ceremony took place as people gather outside the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez died on Tuesday after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58.
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President Hugo Chavez was lauded as a modern-day reincarnation of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar and a disciple of Cuba’s Fidel Castro at a fiery, foot-stomping state funeral on Friday that at times smacked of a political rally as presidents, princes and left-wing glitterati looked on.