Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media reflect today an extensive coverage on world expressions of grief and homage on the occasion of the death of the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.
“The Greater Homeland will never forget Chavez,” publishes Granma newspaper, reviewing statements made by presidents, politicians, and personalities from Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions of the world after knowing the news.
The daily also includes demonstrations conducted yesterday by the Venezuelan people to mourn their leader and support to the Bolivarian Revolution.
Meanwhile, footage broadcast by the morning television news showed the reactions in Venezuela and the world after the announcement yesterday afternoon by Executive Vice President Nicolas Maduro about the death of Chavez. Juventud Rebelde newspaper also publishes in its pages the expressions of sympathy and solidarity generated in several latitudes by the death of the Venezuelan leader, to whom they remember for his contribution to the unity and integration of Latin American and Caribbean peoples.
The island’s other media reflect the statements made by Maduro and other Venezuelan leaders, as well as the biography and outstanding moments of the political life of Chavez, who was born on July 28, 1954 in Sabaneta de Barinas, located west of the South American nation.
They also report the Declaration of the Cuban government, in which express “absolute loyalty to the memory and legacy of President Chavez.”
The island’s Council of State decreed official and national mourning for the death of the South American leader.
Official sources also announced that the people will pay tribute to Chavez tomorrow, March 7, at the Jose Marti Memorial in the Revolution Square, and in all Cuban provinces.