Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2013 21:01
Hundreds of grieving Venezuelans gathered in front of the hospital where their leader Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday, weeping and chanting "We are all Chavez!" after he lost his battle to cancer.
Some waved Venezuelan flags while others held signs reading "People, Chavez and revolution, the battle continues," and chanted "Chavez lives!" as soldiers guarded the building where the socialist leader died at the age of 58.
"We feel that the father of our fatherland and many nations has just physically left us," said Francis Izquierdo, a 40-year-old municipal worker.