Among World Leaders in Attendance at Hugo Chavez's Funeral, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
By Adeline Sire March 8, 2013
More than 30 world leaders attended the funeral of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas.
Many were Chavez allies from around Latin America, like Cuba's Raul Castro.
Others came from farther afield, like Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad said he considered Chavez a brother.
Mohammed Manzapour of the BBC's Persian Service was in Caracas to cover the funeral, and the Iranian president's visit.
He said Venezuelans view Ahmadinejad's presence according to their political affiliation.