Hundreds of thousands of mourners have thronged the streets of Caracas to accompany their president on his last journey. The body of the country's Comandante is to lie in state in the capital's military academy until his funeral on Friday.
A lawmaker has been killed in Venezuela's latest high-profile violent crime. Robert Serra and his partner, Maria Herrera, were found dead in their home in the La Pastora neighborhood of the capital, Caracas.
President Nicolas Maduro has announced a break in ties with Panama on the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death. Panama had called for an Organization of American States meeting on the unrest in Venezuela.
World leaders gathered in Caracas to join throngs of mourners at a state funeral for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. After the funeral, Vice President Nicolas Maduro was set to be sworn in as acting president.
Venezuelans are paying their respects to late President Hugo Chavez as his body lies in state with an open casket in the capital, Caracas. Elections for a new president are set to take place in the next month.
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