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URGENT ¥¥¥ Venezuela to hold Chavez memorial service Friday

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The body of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will lie in state for three days at a military academy from Wednesday until a memorial service with foreign leaders on Friday.

Declaring seven days of national mourning, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said the "official ceremony" would be held on Friday morning, but that the burial site had yet to be decided.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/urgent-venezuela-hold-chavez-memorial-service-friday