Hugo Chavez’s death anniv celebrated

Supporters paid tribute to Venezuela’s late left-wing president Hugo Chavez on his death anniversary.

Thousands of supporters surrounded an old military barracks on Sunday where his remains were kept to pay their respects to the iconic socialist leader, reports AFP.

Venezuelan citizen Luisa Adrian (56) said, ‘He was the best commander, a chief, and a wonderful leader for his people. He taught us a lot. Ten to twenty years can go by and still feel what he left behind.’

Chavez ruled Venezuela from 1999 to 2013. He continued to rule until his death from cancer in 2013.

Chavez left behind his successor, Nicolás Maduro.

Maduro, a former bus driver, took power three days after Chavez’s death was announced and was elected on April 14 of that year.

Maduro was re-elected in 2018 amid allegations of vote rigging.

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