Statement by the Cuban Revolutionary Government on the Death of President Chavez

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 March 2013

With deep and searing sorrow, our people and the revolutionary government have known about the death of President Hugo Rafael Chavez and prepare to pay a heartfelt and patriotic tribute in his entry into history as a Hero of Our Americas, reads the statement.

We express our sincere condolences to his parents, brothers, his daughters and his son, and to all his relatives which are already our own, in the same way Chavez is also a son of Cuba and of Latin America and the Caribbean and the world, adds the statement.

In this moment of profound sadness, we share the deepest feelings of solidarity with the fraternal people of Venezuela, which we will accompany in every circumstance. The Bolivarian Revolution will have our determined and unlimited support in these difficult days, continues the text.

President Chavez has carried out a long battle throughout his young and fruitful life. We will always remember him as a patriotic military at the service of Venezuela and the Big Homeland; as an honest, lucid, audacious and brave revolutionary fighter; as leader and supreme commander who reincarnated Bolivar to do what he couldn’t finish; founder of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas and of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. His example will guide us in the next battles, concludes the statement.

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