Update: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 - 11:42
Comandante Chavez Departs towards Cuartel de la Montaña

With military honors, the Venezuelan Armed Forces bid farewell this Friday to the Comandante Hugo Chavez in the Military Academy of Fort Tiuna, in what was the start of the funeral procession towards the Cuartel de la Montaña, in Caracas, where the late president will be put to rest.

Before, an official and ecumenical act was held, having the precence of the main political and military officials in the country, along with family Chavez Frias, to pay homage to the recently deceased president.

For nine days, the body of the Bolivarian Commander was at Capilla Ardiente, the chapel of the military institution, where hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans came to bid their last farewell and where the mass was held prior to his depart this Friday.

Now, the socialist leader is moved towards the Cuartel de la Montaña, in the neighborhood known as 23 de Enero (January 23), where Chavez himself led the military-civic rebellion on February 4, 1992, which would unleash the Bolivarian Revolution.

From the avenue Los Proceres, the Venezuelan people will join the caravan, to continue moving on highway Francisco Fajardo, Plaza Venezuela, the tunnel of la Planicie, Sucre avenue and the main avenue of Manicomio, to connect with 23 de Enero and get to the Cuartel de la Montaña.

According to press reports, at 4:25pm, local time, the Cuartel will make a gun salute in memory of Chavez, a detail that will become a daily tradition to honor the Bolivarian leader.

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