Obama says Chavez’s death “challenging time” for Venezuela

Chavez and his daughters in one of the last photos released by the Venezuelan government
Chavez and his daughters in one of the last photos released by the Venezuelan government

Reaction from around the world to the death of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been swift.

US President Barack Obama, in a statement, called Chavez’s passing as a “challenging time” for Venezuela.

“The United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government,” Obama said. “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.”

Ban Ki-Moon, the UN secretary-general, said he is “conveying condolence” to the Venezuelan president’s “family and the people of Venezuela”, according to Al Jazeera.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, also issued as statement describing Chavez’s death as a “tragedy”.

“He was a great politician for his country and for the world as a whole,” he said.

Chavez died on Tuesday afternoon after a two-year battle with cancer.

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20 Comments

  1. legit
    March 7, 2013

    Daddy Chavo ,rest in peace the Caribbean and Latin America thanks you.

  2. March 6, 2013

    mr chavezs did alot alot alot alot dominica he will be miss.

  3. March 6, 2013

    Do you know people are rejoicing over this

  4. De Marine
    March 6, 2013

    For those power hungry folks who love power and weild power to their advantage and that of their cohorts, please not that even that comes to an end one day.those who claim to hold power till 2050 or the year 20100…note that true power is power from above…He is the One who run things.He is the one in charge…not man..Take note

  5. pssst
    March 6, 2013

    all america want is those people oil

  6. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    all america want is the oil

  7. March 6, 2013

    what a great lost of a father ,leader brother comrade may his soul rest in peace. god continued guidance on his beloved family.

  8. PTC Councillor
    March 5, 2013

    The death of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez will leave a void in regional and world politics.Despite the criticisms leveled against the late President by many, he was a true friend of Dominica. I do hope his passing does not affect the strong and affectionate friendship started between Dominica and Venezuela many years ago.

    My condolences to the Chavez family and Government and people of Venezuela on the passing of a great world leader.REST IN PEACE COMRADE

  9. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    Beautiful children

    • Like it is
      March 5, 2013

      Maehterre liar those girls not beautiful
      NONI moss you tewtete.

      • March 6, 2013

        yes they are beautiful.

      • March 6, 2013

        yes they are beatiful if u is uwp well sorry mr chavezs did alot for dominica , let us not say bad words but pray for his family and hii country :oops: ur comment is not nice cry cry baby.

  10. A Voice
    March 5, 2013

    My deepest condolences to the family and people of Venezuela.

  11. APE X
    March 5, 2013

    Mr. Hugo Chavez,
    You knew from the start that you were going, but you could not bear to see your loved ones mourn your impending passing so you kept up the front. You loved and cared to the very end.

    You are now free of your great burden of cares for the underlings of this world that you carried on your broad shoulders.

    Via con Dios, Oh Friend of the poor! May chariots of purity take you to your next existence, and may there be Angels of love and mercy tending and guiding your big loving soul.

    May your family, representatives, nation and friends be comforted.

  12. Creativity
    March 5, 2013

    For he that is dead is freed from sin Romans 6:7 It’s a road we all must walk therefor lets leave peaceable with each other

  13. OIL
    March 5, 2013

    The US is interested in developing a constructive relationship with Venezula but there are SOME in DA that see DA relationship with Venezula as A CRIME.

  14. Smh
    March 5, 2013

    alas, i sad, my heart goes out 2 the family :'(

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