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

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary - March 5, 2013

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.