The state funeral for venezuelan president hugo chavez has been taking place in his nation s capital caracas. Hugo chavez s funeral attracts world leaders.
Hugo chávez the 45th president of venezuela died on 5 march 2013 at 16 25 vet 20 55 utc in caracas venezuela from cancer at the age of 58.
Hugo chavez funeral. Thousands of supporters gathered outside the military academy of venezuela where leaders from all over the world were present for the funeral of hugo. Capitol dome early in the morning before the ceremonial swearing in of president barack obama during the 57th presidential inauguration in washington monday jan. I spent the day documenting a unique and emotional moment in the history of venezuela and world politics today.
Hugo chavez funeral my work photojournalism still photography travel. The vice president began the funeral ceremony by presenting mr chavez s coffin with the sword of simon bolivar the. His death triggered a presidential election which was constitutionally required to be called within 30 days.
In an amazing snub barack obama who sent an official delegation to venezuela for tyrannical socialist dictator hugo chavez s funeral won t send one to great britain s margaret thatcher s. Caracas venezuela world leaders athletes and left wing celebrities gathered at a music. Former president of venezuela hugo chavez who died on tuesday after a battle with cancer will be embalmed and put on display in a glass casket for eternity at a military museum reports the.
March 8 2013 1 53 pm ap last updated 1 53 p m. Hugo chavez 58 died on tuesday after a two year battle with cancer. About 30 heads of state were attending the ceremony in the military academy while.
More than 30 world leaders are expected to attend today s ceremony as venezuelans. Nicolás maduro served as interim president following chávez s death until 14 april because the vice president did not want to take charge. From iran s mahmoud ahmadinejad to cuba s raul castro about 30 heads of state joined the funeral of hugo chávez in a last goodbye to the charismatic but divisive venezuelan leader who.
Officials expected to attend hugo chavez funeral reuters the sun rises behind the u s. Millions are gathering in caracas to mourn the late venezuelan president hugo chávez on the day of his funeral.