Chavez Reactions on Twitter
Here are the reactions of leaders and others on Chavez's death.
- An official Venezuela presidential account provided details on Chavez's death and later tweets a link to the video of the television announcement.
- — Prensa Presidencial (@PresidencialVen)Tue, Mar 05 2013 14:59:14
- In Chavez's final tweet on Feb. 18, he said he had faith in Christ and confidence in his doctors and nurses.
- — Hugo Chávez Frías (@chavezcandanga)Mon, Feb 18 2013 00:44:25Sigo aferrado a Cristo y confiado en mis médicos y enfermeras. Hasta la victoria siempre!! Viviremos y venceremos!!!
- Most U.S. lawmakers were critical of Chavez, and see his death as an opportunity for change in Venezuela. Some also tweeted in Spanish.
- — Connie Mack (@ConnieMackIV)Tue, Mar 05 2013 14:43:27Today, we do not mourn the death of Hugo Chavez, but instead, we celebrate the possibility that Venezuela can be born anew.
- — Foreign Affairs Cmte (@HFACrepublicans)Tue, Mar 05 2013 14:58:45
- Rep. Jose Serrano, a Democrat representing the South Bronx, praised Chavez. Serrano and Chavez worked together on using Venezuelan heating oil to heat poor households.
- — Jose E. Serrano (@RepJoseSerrano)Tue, Mar 05 2013 14:32:21Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President.
- Other heads of state issued statements.
- The president of Colombia said he was profoundly saddened by the death of Chavez
- — Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos)Tue, Mar 05 2013 15:47:09Lamento profundamente la muerte del presidente de Venezuela Hugo Chávez Frías. Nuestras sinceras condolencias... http://twiffo.com/1JJy
- The president of El Salvador also expressed regrets, as did the president of the Dominican Republic.
- — Casa Presidencial (@presidencia_sv)Tue, Mar 05 2013 14:48:37El Presidente de El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, expresó hoy su profundo pesar por la muerte del Presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez
- — Danilo Medina (@DaniloMedina)Tue, Mar 05 2013 15:17:45Recibo con mucho pesar la noticia de la partida del presidente Hugo Chávez, entrañable y solidario amigo de nuestro país.
- France's President Hollande expressed his condolences to the people of Venezuela.
- — Élysée (@Elysee)Tue, Mar 05 2013 16:13:40Le Président adresse ses condoléances au peuple vénézuélien après la mort de M. Hugo Rafael #CHAVEZ FRIAS http://www.elysee.fr/communiques-de-presse/article/deces-de-m-hugo-rafael-chavez-frias-president-de-la-republique-bolivarienne-du-venezuela/ …ommuniques-de-presse/article/deces-de-m-hugo-rafael-chavez-frias-president-de-la-republique-bolivarienne-du-venezuela/
- U.K.'s foreign secretary issued a statement.
- — Foreign Office (FCO) (@foreignoffice)Tue, Mar 05 2013 16:17:23
- Canada's prime minister tweeted a statement offering "condolences to the people of Venezuela on the passing of President Chávez."
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