May 19, 2013
CFK pays last visit to Chavez’s funeral before returning home
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to pay a last visit, at noon, to the Military Hospital in Caracas, where the remains of Hugo Chávez lies, to then return to Buenos Aires. Thus, the Argentine leader will not participate in the burial on Friday.
"I didn't come here to bid farewell to a President, but to a friend," she stated in her Twitter account.
The Head of State chose this social network to describe step by step what happened since she was informed about Chávez's death until today.
"I immediately decided to go to Caracas. Florencia accompanied me" she stated, and continued "I couldn't wait. Infinit pain: Argentina's friend had left."
She assured by the end of her messages that "Men like Chávez never die."
According to Ambito.com, last night the President told the Argentine delegation her decision to return to Argentina today.
Fernández plans to return to the Military Hospital’s chapel around noon to give a final goodbye to the Venezuelan leader. Thus, the official will not participate in the official funeral and burial scheduled for tomorrow.
Today it was confirmed that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be arriving in Caracas to be present at tomorrow’s burial.