One month after the death of revolutionary leader and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 5, the outpouring of love, respect and solidarity for Chavez and the determination to continue the democratic revolution continues apace.
It is now very clear that not only Chavistas love and respect this fallen leader, but millions and millions of Latin Americans. Leaders from all over Latin America have paid their respects to this larger than life man.
Even the most conservative leaders from 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations came to mourn the passing of Chavez. In total, at least 55 presidents, prime ministers and princes attended the formal funeral ceremony in Caracas, some with handkerchiefs in hand wiping tears from their eyes.
Canada, US Alone on Cuba Exclusion at Americas' Summit (and vid)
"A summit of 33 Western Hemisphere leaders open Saturday with the United States and Canada standing firm, but alone, against everyone else's insistence that Cuba join future summits.
'This is the last Summit of the Americas', Bolivia's foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, told the Associated Press, 'unless Cuba is allowed to take part.'
With Special Guest:
Dr. Aleida Guevara
Cuban Leader, Prominent Author and Daughter of Legendary Revolutionary
Ernesto Che Guevara