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World reacts to Hugo Chavez's death

POSTED: 12:10 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 10:32 AM PST Mar 06, 2013 

The news of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death on March 5 elicited both mourning and celebration from people around the world. Take a look at reactions to the controversial leader's death.

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President Barack Obama said this of Chavez's passing: "At this challenging time of President Hugo Chávez'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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