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White House statement on Hugo Chavez

  • McClatchy
  • Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

_________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2013

Statement of President Obama on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government.

As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

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