Cuba decrees mourning for President Chávez's death
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- Politics and Government
- 03 / 05 / 2013
The Cuban Government expressed in an official statement its "sincere condolences" to Venezuela for Chávez's death, and declared three days of mourning. Cuba noted that Chávez "accompanied Fidel as an actual son"
Cuba's Government Tuesday declared three days of mourning for the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who was the main trading partner and political ally of Havana during the past 14 years, noting that he accompanied Fidel Castro "as an actual son."
The Cuban Government expressed in an official statement its "sincere condolences" to Venezuela for Chávez's death; declared three days of mourning and noted that he accompanied Fidel Castro "as an actual son," said AFP.
"Cuban people view him as one their most prominent and admired sons, who is followed and loved as a real son. Chávez is also Cuban! He felt in his flesh our difficulties and problems and did his best, with extraordinary generosity, especially in the most difficult years of the Special Period," read the communiqué of the State Council, the highest executive body of the island, presided by Raúl Castro.
Source: El Universal.com