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One month on: Latin America continues to mourn Hugo Chavez and carry his legacy forward

Billboard in Havana, Cuba. (Photo: Nueva Perspectiva / flickr)

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.

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Writes our Not Rex commentator Humberto DaSilva:

"You want to know about what's wrong with Cuba, watch CNN En Espanol. Otherwise Not Rex chugs Mojitos and ponders 21st century socialism at an ALL In in Varadero. Cubans are doing pretty good now that the biggest threat of invasion is from Canadian Tourists. They are healthy, friendly and lucky to live where they do in the Caribbean. So what if you can't go shopping in Miami. Americans who try to chill in Cuba face imprisonment back in the U.S.!"

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