Iran’s religious conservatives have reacted furiously to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hugging the distraught mother of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at his funeral, describing the gesture as “un-Islamic”.
Venezuela will hold elections to choose a successor to late President Hugo Chavez on April 14, the election commission said Saturday. Acting President Nicolas Maduro will run as the ruling party candidate.
Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, was sworn in as the new interim president on Friday following a lavish state funeral for Venezuela’s late leader. Maduro is pushing for a quick election, which polls show Maduro would win easily.
World leaders paid tribute to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Friday as he lay in state at a lavish funeral held in the capital Caracas. Chavez's successor Vice President Nicolas Maduro is expected to be sworn in as interim president Friday.
Venezuela holds a state funeral on Friday for President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Dozens of world leaders, including Brazil's Dilma Rousseff and Cuba's Raul Castro, are attending.
Allies of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - including Brazil’s Dilma Roussef, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa and Cuba’s Raul Castro - were due in Caracas for his funeral on Friday. Chavez will be embalmed for permanent display at a military museum.