Castro lauds Chavez's legacy for Latin America
HAVANA, Mar 10, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Cuban leader Raul Castro said on
Saturday that late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had drawn up a
guideline for the future of Latin America.
In an interview aired by the official TV, Castro, who attended
the state funeral of Chavez in Venezuelan capital of Caracas
Friday, said Chavez continued the work of Liberator Simon Bolivar.
"I am very sure that the new Venezuelan leadership will be
successful because they were taught by Chavez to reinterpret
history," Castro said in the eastern city of Santiago.
Castro led a ceremony Thursday in Havana to pay respect to
Chavez before traveling to Caracas to participate in the
Venezuelan leader's funeral.
Chavez, 58, died of cancer at a hospital in Caracas Tuesday.
During his two-year battle with cancer, he had undergone four
operations in Cuba and spent months receiving treatment on the
Venezuela had become Cuba's staunch economic and political ally
since Chavez won his first presidential election in 1998.
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