Venezuela Bids Farewell to President Chavez

RIA Novosti
Friday 8th March, 2013

CARACAS, March 8 (RIA Novosti) – The official funeral ceremony for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez began at the army academy in the capital Caracas at midday local time on Friday. Vice President Nicolas Maduro and other senior Venezuelan government officials, as well as leaders from Colombia, Cuba, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Peru and several other states attended the ceremony, which was delayed by about an hour. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Haua greeted foreign guests during a ceremonial procession. Russia’s delegation is headed by the Federation Council Speaker Val…

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