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Obama reacts to death of Hugo Chavez

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Brian Hughes

President Obama expressed support for the people of Venezuela Tuesday following the death of leader 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,” Obama said in a statement. “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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