Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro (3rd R) greets supporters while accompanying the hearse carrying the coffin of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on its way to the Military Academy, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. The flag-draped coffin of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was borne through throngs of weeping supporters on Wednesday as a nation bade farewell to the firebrand leftist who led them for 14 years.