Thousands march in show of support for Chavez

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks to supporters at a square in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Opposition lawmakers gained a bigger presence and a platform to challenge Chavez at the new national Assembly, though the congress' powers will be limited by a recent measure letting the president enact laws by decree. Venezuela's new Congress had its first session Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

July 3, 2011 11:17:16 AM PDT
A march by thousands of Venezuelans for the country's bicentennial celebrations became a show of support for ailing President Hugo Chavez on Sunday while he remained in Cuba recovering from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor.