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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:04 PM

Chavez supporters rally in Caracas without the main man

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Chavez supporters rally in Caracas without the main man
10/01 19:19 CET



A mass of red clad supporters on the streets of Caracas led a party atmosphere on the day their president was scheduled to be sworn in for a new six-year term in Venezuela.

But there was no Hugo Chavez – still hospital bound in Cuba.

Political allies gathered at the rally. The presidents of Uruguay, Bolivia and Nicaragua were among the crowd which had started to congregate from early morning.

“The Supreme Court spoke to all Venezuelan people and the entire world. What else? Chavez can come in and out of the country whenever he wants,” said one supporter in the crowd.

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http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/10/chavez-supporters-rally-in-caracas-without-the-main-man/

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Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:10 PM

1. Venezuela stages inauguration rally without Chavez

Venezuela stages inauguration rally without Chavez
AFP Updated January 11, 2013, 8:46 am

CARACAS (AFP) - Tens of thousands of flag-waving Venezuelans packed central Caracas Thursday in a fervent inauguration day rally for President Hugo Chavez, who was too sick in Cuba to make it himself.

Fighter jets streaked the length of this mountain valley as allies from around the region, showered praise on the cancer-stricken leader one after another and pledged their undying support.

"Long live Chavez!" shouted Vice President Nicolas Maduro. "Long live the people of Bolivar."

A sea of red shirts and flags, the color of Chavez's socialist movement, filled the avenue in front of the Miraflores presidential palace where participants were to take a symbolic oath for Chavez.

The crowd delivered a booming rendition of the national anthem and roared with approval for the tributes from leftist leaders like Bolivia's Evo Morales, Uruguay's Jose Mujica and ousted Paraguayan leader Fernando Lugo.

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http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/15795515/venezuela-stages-inauguration-rally-without-chavez/

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:38 PM

2. Supporters of ailing Hugo Chavez rally at alternative inauguration

Supporters of ailing Hugo Chavez rally at alternative inauguration
Published on Thursday January 10, 2013
Ian James and Christopher Toothaker
The Associated Press

CARACAS, VENEZUELA—Tens of thousands of chanting supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace Thursday in an exuberant symbolic inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.

Chavez to miss swearing-in

Backers wearing T-shirts with the slogan “I am Chavez” waved flags while upbeat music from Chavez's last presidential campaign blared from speakers, proclaiming: “Chavez, heart of the people!”

The government organized the unusual show of support for the cancer-stricken leader on the streets outside Miraflores Palace on what was supposed to be his inauguration day. With Chavez out of sight in a Cuban hospital fighting a severe respiratory infection more than a month after cancer surgery, his swearing-in ceremony has been indefinitely postponed, despite opposition complaints.

“We came to show support, so he knows his nation is with him,” said Anny Marquez, a secretary and voluntary member of a civilian militia that Chavez has built in recent years. “We're with him in the good times as well as the bad.”

Some wore paper cutouts of the yellow, blue and red presidential sash to show they were symbolically swearing in themselves in Chavez's place.

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http://star3.topscms.com/news/world/article/1313070--supporters-of-ailing-hugo-chavez-rally-at-alternative-inauguration







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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:07 AM

3. Thanks for the pics. Sure were a lot of people there.

They know that their "New Deal" is up to them, and always has been--though corporate media reports shove them into a 'black hole.'

Long live the Bolivarian Revolution! Kudos and laurel wreaths to the people of Venezuela!

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:44 AM

4. Venezuela has led the way towards the freeing of Latin America from Western Corporate

control. Now the vultures are busy turning once first world European nations into the latest versions of what they did in Latin America. Latin America is now the hope of the world, they have spent the last decade extricating themselves from the oppression of Western Corporations and Chavez will go down in history as the person who started the process.

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