Mourning For Hugo Chavez Culminates With State Funeral | Talking Points Memo

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With leaders from five continents on hand, Venezuela prepared for a day of distinctly different ceremonies — first the formal state funeral of Hugo Chavez, then the controversial swearing in of his anointed interim successor, who the opposition charges has no constitutional right to the job.

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