Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff reiterated support for Chavez and the Venezuelan people. Other Brazilian politicians joined her.
Brazilian Landless Movement and Committee Brazil with Chavez leaders expressed support. Communist Party of Brazil head Renata Aline extended solidarity with Chavez and the Venezuelan people.
So did Confederation of Workers of Brazil leader Paulo Vinicius. Brazilians and Venezuelans have faith in Chavez, he said. Bolivarianism reflects Latin American change.
Journalist Carlos Almeida stressed "the historical role of the president of Venezuela." It "achieved the unity of the military and civilian sectors." Revolutionary change followed.
He highlighted the urgency to defeat America's hegemonic ambitions. Washington can't leave well enough alone. It wants unchallenged global resource control. All options are employed to get it.
Scoundrel media had their say. Reuters headlined "Venezuela's sick Chavez misses own inauguration bash." Supporters rallied in his absence.
AP headlined "Venezuela Holds Symbolic Inauguration for Chavez."
"Venezuela gathered foreign allies and tens of thousands of exuberant supporters to celebrate a new term for a leader too ill to return home for a real swearing-in."
"Nearly everyone wore red. Swelling crowd(s) spilled from the main avenue onto side streets."
Opposition lawmaker Maria Corina Machado represents Venezuela's lunatic fringe right wing. She's allied with dark Washington elements. She depends on them for financial support.
AP quoted her. She turned truth on its head. She claimed postponing Chavez's inauguration constituted a "well-aimed coup against the Venezuelan Constitution."
She said "It's being directed from Cuba, and by Cubans." She gets quoted instead of denounced.
The New York Times headlined "A Celebration That Accentuated an Absence."
Chavez's "silence spoke loudest of all." He hasn't "been seen or heard from directly in a month."
He's ill. He's struggling to recover. Complicated surgery healing takes time.