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Obama: 'Challenging Time of President Hugo Chavez’s Passing'

6:25 PM, Mar 5, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama's statement on Hugo Chavez's death: 

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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