THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_________________________________________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2013
Statement of President Obama on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, theUnited States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and itsinterest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelangovernment.
As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, theUnited States remains committed to policies that promote democraticprinciples, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.