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World Leader Reactions To Hugo Chavez Death

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In this April 8, 2001 file photo, Mexico's President Vicente Fox, left, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, and Colombia's President Andres Pastrana shake hands as they pose for a photo in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that Chavez has died at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File) | AP

The announcement of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death Tuesday provoked a wide array of reactions from influential figures around the world. Here are some statements made by world leaders to the Chavez's death:

Here in the U.S., President Obama released a statement reaffirming his "support for the Venezuelan people," stressing that America "remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights."

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who met Chavez in 1998, released a long statement extending condolences to Chavez's family and praising the leader for reducing poverty. However, he also said that he did not agree "with all of the methods followed by [Chavez's] government."

Here's a roundup of other reactions from world leaders:

World Leaders React To Chavez's Death
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