Funeral held for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Published On: Mar 08 2013 06:51:53 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 08 2013 06:57:20 PM EST

President Hugo Chavez was lauded as a modern-day reincarnation of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar and a disciple of Cuba's Fidel Castro at a fiery, foot-stomping state funeral on Friday that at times smacked of a political rally as presidents, princes and left-wing glitterati looked on.