Shrine to mourn and celebrate Venezuela's Chavez


Shrine to mourn and celebrate Venezuela's Chavez
 

CARACAS, Venezuela It's a humble place, tucked along a noisy street in a Caracas slum that overlooks Venezuela's presidential palace far below and, beyond, the towering Avila mountain.
This people's shrine - its name, "Saint Hugo Chavez del 23," inscribed in white paint - has been visited by tens of thousands of Venezuelans to pay homage to a president for some, a saint for others.
Beneath a simple tin roof, there are sunflowers and votive candles, their dried wax drippings a testament to the many who've come since Chavez died of cancer on March 5. They still come to the 23rd of... read more

 
3 April 2013 in World News, Views: 1
 


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