The Reverend Jesse Jackson has given a short sermon at the funeral of Hugo Chavez.
The US civil rights activist paid tribute to Chavez for raising the hopes of the poor and helping them to achieve their dreams.
He also expressed his hope that Venezuela and the US would heal their differences.
Among the guests listening intently to the sermon was the actor and director Sean Penn.
The civil rights activist Jesse Jackson spoke to worshippers at a church service in memory of the murdered American teenager Trayvon Martin. Churchgoers across the country wore hooded sweatshirts as a mark of respect for Trayvon.