MARCH: Mourn­ing in Venezuela

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WORLD -

Venezue­lans bade farewell to their late Pres­i­dent Hugo Chavez, who died aged 58 on March 5 af­ter a pro­longed bout with can­cer.The death of the fire­brand left­ist who ruled oil-rich Venezuela for 14 years brought thou­sands of Venezue­lans to pub­lic squares across the coun­try, weep­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the life of a di­vi­sive fig­ure whose oil­funded so­cial­ist rev­o­lu­tion de­lighted the poor and in­fu­ri­ated the wealthy.

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