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Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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World leaders and celebrities attending Chavez funeral

Among some 30 world leaders and other dignitaries attending Hugo Chavez's funeral are the following:

  • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran
  • President Raul Castro of Cuba
  • President Evo Morales of Bolivia
  • President Rafael Correa of Ecuador
  • President Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil
  • Film actor and director Sean Penn
  • President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus
  • US civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson

About 50 countries have sent delegations, including the US and Canada.

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