A human tide plunged into sadness accompanied the funeral procession of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, on its way from the military hospital, where he died, to the burning chapel which will be installed at the Military Academy.
The mortal remains of Chavez passed through the vicinity of the National Electoral Council (CNE), avenida Bolivar, Paseo Colón, paseo Los Ilustres in Los Próceres, where more than once the President headed the patriotic military parades.
The final destination will be the Military Academy at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, where Chavez will remain until Friday. morning, At the military Hospital in Caracas a religious act took place prior to the transfer of the remains of the deceased President. The National Armes Forces (FAN) of Venezuela began the ceremony with 21 gun salute and announced that every hour there be be heard until his remains are buried on Friday.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, dressed in a sports jacket with Venezuelan colors, moved in front of the car, along with the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, and other Ministers and Venezuelan authorities, while the President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, was present at the ceremony at the military hospital. The Venezuelan anthem sounded through speakers, with the voice of Chavez recorded and was sung by those present.
The Chancellor Elías Jaua said that a burning Chapel will be installed so that many can see him for the last time and the Minister of Defense, Diego Molero, stated that when the coffin arrives at the Military Academy corresponding honours will take place.
Since early Wednesday morning began arriving regional representatives, who will attend the official funeral scheduled for Friday. The President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner; the Uruguayan President, José Mujica; and his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales, were the first to arrive.
The Chancellor Elías Jaua said that the country was calm and said that so far ten heads of State have confirmed their attendance at the funeral of Chavez. The Government said that people will be informed where the remains of the President will be buried. The Defense Minister ruled that Chavez remains rest in the national pantheon in Caracas, next to the liberator Simon Bolivar.
Act in Quito
Meanwhile, a giant screen will allow to observe the development of the ecumenical, at 17:00 today, at the exterior of the Cathedral Church of Quito, located in the diagonal sidewalk at the Carondelet Palace.
The large square is the meeting place where today will be built a burning Chapel in memory of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. It is Organized by the Embassy of Venezuela in Ecuador and oil company Pdvsa.
Dozens of followers using clothes of red or green color of the pro-Government movement and also country flags circulated from the morning to demonstrate grief over the loss of the Venezuelan leader who led the country for 14 years until yesterday when he died of cancer.
In front of the Plaza Grande, at the Carondelet Palace, seat of Government, with the national flag at half-mast for the mourning, President Rafael Correa appeared briefly in the morning at the balcony. He is Expected to attend the Ecumenical ceremony in tribute to his friend Hugo Chávez.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño confirmed that the President, Rafael Correa, will fly tomorrow afternoon to Venezuela to accompany the Venezuelan people at the funeral of the deceased President Hugo Chávez.