SAYING GOODBYE–Rev. Jesse Jackson, of United States, waves after attending the funeral ceremony for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) by Rev. Jesse Jackson Special to CNN (CNN) — Last Thursday night, I returned to Caracas, Venezuela, to participate in the funeral and mourning of Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela from 1999 until his passing last week. Chavez’s death has captured the world’s attention front and center with renewed vigor and interest.
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LOSES CANCER BATTLE– In this May 14, 2004 file photo, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gives a press conference at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch, File) by Frank Bajak CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage.