photos

Hugo Chavez

Caracas' Mayor Erika Farias, center, and former National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, drivers seat, greet supporters during a rally marking the fifth anniversary of President Hugo Chavez's death, in Caracas, Venezuela.

AP Photo/Fernando Llano

A military vehicle painted in red and carrying an eternal flame heads a caravan marking the fifth anniversary of President Hugo Chavez's death, in Caracas, Venezuela.

AP/PTI

A pro-government supporter wears a T-Shirt with image of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, as he waits for results during congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela. Some members of the opposition are angry after elections officials ordered polling centers to stay open for an extra hour, even if no one was standing in line to vote. Government opponents mobbed some voting stations demanding that the National Guard stick to the original schedule of closing at 6 pm.

AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra

Kiss marks left by supporters of Venezuela's former President Hugo Chavez cover a photograph of him hanging on a wall near a book store during the annual book fair in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez's coffin remains at the Caracas military museum since Friday, while authorities decide its final resting place.

AP Photo/ Fernando Llano

A woman wipes photos of late President Hugo Chavez at a makeshift altar set in his honor at the main square of Sabaneta, western Venezuela on Saturday. Chavez, who died of cancer on March 5, 2013 was born in Sabaneta. His former home has been turned into the local headquarters of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela,

AP/PTI

A supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds images of him while his coffin passes in the street from the hospital where he died to a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela.

AP Photo/ Rodrigo Abd

Hugo Chavez' mother Elena Frias, third from left, and brothers Adan, Argenis and Adelis stand next to the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday.

AP Photo/ Miraflores Presidential Press Office

The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy, where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela.

AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan

File: Former President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez shaking hands with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi in 2005. President Chavez died in Venezuela on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.

PTI Photo

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, centers, gestures as he delivers a speech in front of an image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez during a ceremony honoring Chavez in Managua, Nicaragua. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

AP Photo/ Esteban Felix

A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cries as she holds a sign that reads in Spanish "I am Chavez" as Chavistas gather in Bolivar square to mourn Chavez's death in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarised Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.

AP Photo/ Ariana Cubillos

Barack Obama and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, a longtime Washington adversary. "The White House has a longstanding policy disapproving of the use of the president's name and likeness for commercial purposes," White House Spokesman Eric Schultz has said.

Benetton

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez raises a fist as he holds a copy of a Venezuelan newspaper at the Maiquetia Airport near Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez returned to Venezuela from Cuba, stepping off a plane hours before dawn and saying he is feeling better as he recovers from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor.

AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Prensa Latina

In this photo released by the state media Cubadebate web site, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, right, speaks to Cuba's Fidel Castro, left, as Chavez 's daughter Rosa looks on at an unknown location in Havana, Cuba on June 28, 2011. Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba two weeks ago and has been unusually quiet since then. Allies of Chavez have insisted the leader is firmly in control of the country and improving from his operation for a pelvic abscess. Chavez arrived to Havana on June 8 and had surgery on June 10.

AP Photo/Cubadebate, Estudios Revolucion

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, right, walks using by a cane into a balcony of Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez appeared in public after his radio and television show "Hello President", for the first time since injuring himself while jogging two weeks ago. At center is Maria Chavez, Chavez's daughter.

AP Photo/ Fernando Llano

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks next to Argentina's national soccer team coach Diego Armando Maradona upon Maradona's arrival to Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on over claims he harbors guerrillas.

AP Photo/Fernando Llano

Venezuelan's President Hugo Chavez signs autographs as he arrives with U.S. director Oliver Stone, right, for the screening of the film 'South of the Border ' at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, grasps the hand of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi at the Special Session of the African Union Assembly on the Consideration and Resolution of Conflicts in Africa, in Tripoli, Libya. The Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi blamed much of Africa's violence on what he described as intervention by unnamed "foreign powers," bent on plundering Africa's natural resources.

AP Photo/Ben Curtis