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Latin American Leaders Lament the “Irreparable” Loss of President Hugo Chávez

After hearing the news of the passing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday, Argentine President Cristina Fernández suspended an event to kick off the distribution of 13 million books for school children and declared three days of national mourning. Meanwhile, the government of Ecuador expressed its deep sadness over the passing of the Venezuelan…

South Africa sends condolences to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa , His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the Government and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela following the passing on of President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday, 5 March 2013. In expressing his condolences, President Zuma added: “Our hearts…

Further condolences expressed following the death of Hugo Chavez

Updated 6 March 4pm In addition to the huge number of statements we previously reported here, and subsequent ones from the TUC and the EU  the following people have made statements regarding the death of Hugo Chavez. Shadow Minister Jon Trickett MP said via Twitter “I met Chavez in London. A Titan of a man….

Chavez made a huge difference to the lives of ordinary Venezuelans, says TUC

Hugo Chavez made a huge difference to the lives of ordinary Venezuelans, says TUC Commenting on the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is with great sadness that we learn that Hugo Chavez has lost his battle with cancer. I was proud to have met him both in…

Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the death of President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign was saddened to hear of the death of President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday 5 March, following a long fight against cancer. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family, friends, comrades and the Venezuelan people who have lost a great leader who gave his life to the cause of…

Congressman José Enrique Serrano, Democratic Party, USA on Chavez

“President Chávez was a controversial leader. But at his core he was a man who came from very little and used his unique talents and gifts to try to lift up the people and the communities that reflected his impoverished roots. He believed that the government of the country should be used to empower the…

Gerry Adams Extends Condolences on death of President Chavez

  Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has extended his condolences to Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro, to the people and government of Venezuela and to the family of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who died this evening in Caracas. Mr. Adams said: “I learned tonight with sadness of the death of President Hugo Chávez. On…

EU’s Herman Van Rompuy & Jose Manuel Barroso on Chavez

European Union head Herman Van Rompuy on Wednesday hailed Venezuela’s “stand-out” social development policies, as he sent his condolences following the announcement of the death of President Hugo Chavez. “Venezuela has stood out for its social development and for its contribution to South America’s regional integration,” Van Rompuy said in a joint statement with European…