Venezuela’s President Chavez gives a replica of Simon Bolivar’s sword to outgoing Vice President Rangel in Caracas

Chavez gives symbolic sword to Venezuela fencer – The San

Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo, holds up a replica of a sword once used by South American independence hero Simon Bolivar during a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.

Venezuela Bids Farewell to Chavez – newser.com

Mar 08, 2013 · Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez was lauded as a modern-day reincarnation of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar at a fiery, foot-stomping state funeral …

Venezuela gives Chavez lavish farewell [Video] – Yahoo

Mar 08, 2013 · Maduro placed a replica of the golden sword of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar on his mentor’s wooden casket and then handed it to his family at the end of the funeral.

Why Venezuelan President Chavez Exhumed Simon Bolivar – TIME

Chávez, who took office in 1999, has for years insisted that he himself is a target for assassination, not only by shadowy forces in the U.S. but also from neighboring Colombia, whose outgoing President, the more conservative and U.S.-friendly Alvaro Uribe, Chávez has …

Venezuela gives Chavez lavish farewell – The Hindu

Venezuela gave Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell today at a state funeral that brought some of the world’s most notorious strongmen to tears, with music, prayers and a fiery speech by his successor.

How Simon Bolivar’s legacy reverberates in Venezuela – BBC

Mr Chavez also regularly makes a gift of a replica of the sword of Bolivar to distinguished guests, most recently to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Image. The Plaza Bolivar in central Caracas is a Chavez stronghold, with small groups of government supporters set …

Chavez exhumes Venezuela’s national hero Simon Bolivar

CARACAS: President Hugo Chavez said he felt «his fire» emanating from Venezuela’s independence hero Simon Bolivar, when his remains were exhumed for DNA testing to make sure they are authentic.

In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez’s ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ Dies Again

Dec 07, 2015 · The socialist policies of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez left his successor Nicolas Maduro with ludicrous triple digit inflation rates, and counter to Chavez’s tenure, increased poverty.

Chavez Seeks to Prove Bolivar Was Murdered : NPR

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is creating a commission to exhume the body of Simon Bolivar — the 19th century independence hero of South America. Chavez hopes of prove the liberator didn’t

Chavez.Mugabe is a «freedom fighter» – Democratic

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez receives his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe at the presidential palace in Caracas. (Egilda Gomez, Miraflores Press, AP) Caracas, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe as a «freedom fighter,» bestowing the visiting African leader with a replica of South American independence hero Simon …

Behind exhumation of Simon Bolivar is Hugo Chavez’s warped

Jul 25, 2010 · Shortly after midnight on July 16, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reached back in time. He presided at the exhumation of the remains of Simón Bolívar — …

Maduro stands in for Venezuela’s ailing Chavez in key

Jan 16, 2013 · Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro gave a brief state of the nation address on Tuesday in place of his ailing boss, Hugo Chavez, who has not been seen in …

Chavez Swears-In New Cabinet for “Venezuelan Path to

Caracas, January 8, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)— Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez swore in 15 new and 12 continuing members of his cabinet today. The cabinet shake-up comes as Chavez is about to renew his own oath of office on Wednesday, at the start of …

Venezuela’s leader will risk his moustache in the name of

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a speech during a ceremony at the Election National Council facilities in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 26.