As tributes and condolences flood in following the death of Hugo Chavez, Latin American leaders have begun to arrive in the Venezuelan capital. Argentine President Christina Fernandez declared three days of mourning and traveled to Caracas with Uruguayan President Jose Mujica .
Bolivian President Evo Morales, a great friend and ally of Chavez, said:
“Unfortunately, we have lost a leader. For me, he continues as the commander of the liberating forces of America and the world, of all anti-imperialist forces and of the socialist people. It hurts very much.”
Leaders from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador as well as the Organisation of American States all expressed their deep,deep sorrow.