|Two supporters of Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chavez, who just died, hold a banner celebrating him today in central Bogotá.|
|'Forward commander! We will live and triumph.' |
Chavistas march past Bogotá's cathedral.
Their numbers may be few, but their spirit is strong.
Chávez was buried today in Caracas.
The marchers called on people to attend a mass for Chavez to be held today in the Barrio Hugo Chavez, a poor neighborhood in northwest Bogotá which adopted the Venezuelan leader's name.
|The man in the center of Plaza Bolivar facing his monument is Orlando, who carries on a lone campaign in favor of Cuba.|
|'Chavez is not a man. He is a people which advances.' The slogan echoes the words of martyred Colombian politician Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, whose photo is also on the banner.|
|The current edition of Voz, Bogotá's communist newspaper, headlines '¡Until forever, Commander Chavez.' But was Chávez a communist?|
|At a march yesterday by employees of ETB, Bogotá's public telephone company, carried a portrait of Hugo Chavez.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours