Hugo Chavez Funeral: Leaders Pay Tribute To Departed Comrade [PHOTOS]

on March 08 2013 12:25 PM
  • Cristina Fernandez, Jose Mujica, Evo Morales
    Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez (L), her Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica (2nd L) and her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales (2nd R) stand next to the coffin of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a wake at the military academy in Caracas March 6, 2013, in this picture provided by the Miraflores Palace. Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. REUTERS
  • Dilma Rousseff, Lula da Silva
    Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L), Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (C) and Rosa Virginia, daughter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, view Chavez's coffin during a wake at the military academy in Caracas March 7, 2013. REUTERS
  • Raul Castro
    Cuba's President Raul Castro salutes the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, which is lying in state, as he visits the wake with Chavez's daughter, Rosa Virginia (R), and Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolas Maduro (2nd L) at the military academy in Caracas March 7, 2013. REUTERS
  • Rafael Correa
    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa views the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, which is lying in state, as he visits the wake with his wife Anne Malherbe (R) at the military academy in Caracas March 7, 2013. REUTERS
  • Ollanta Humala
    Peru's President Ollanta Humala (C) views the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, which is lying in state, as he visits the wake with his wife, Nadine Heredia (2nd L), Chavez's daughter, Rosa Virginia (R), and Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolas Maduro (L) at the military academy in Caracas March 7, 2013. REUTERS
  • Daniel Ortega
    Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega (C) views the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, which is lying in state, as he visits the wake with his wife, Rosario Murillo (2nd L), and Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolas Maduro (L) at the military academy in Caracas March 7, 2013. REUTERS
  • Michel Martelly
    Haiti's President Michel Martelly (C) views the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lying in state, as he visits the wake with Chavez's daughter Rosa Virginia (3rd R), at the military academy in Caracas March 7, 2013. REUTERS
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Leaders from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean arrived in Venezuela to pay tribute to the country's late president Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.

From Argentina to Mexico, heads of state were expected to be at his funeral on Friday, though some arrived earlier to pay their repsects.

After as seven-day mourning period, Chavez's body will be encased in a glass casket and put on permamanet display in the Museum of Revolution in Caracas.

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