Jesse Jackson gives sermon at Hugo Chavez funeral

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.

Reverend Jesse Jackson giving a sermon at the funeral
Reverend Jesse Jackson giving a sermon at the funeral Credit: Reuters/VTV

Among the guests listening intently to the sermon was the actor and director Sean Penn.

Sean Penn listening to the Reverend Jesse Jackson
Sean Penn listening to the Reverend Jesse Jackson Credit: Reuters/VTV

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