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Quotes about the death of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

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The Associated Press | March 6, 2013 12:43 AM EST | AP


A selection of quotes from world leaders and ordinary citizens about the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

"We have lost a revolutionary, but millions of us remain inspired." – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, one of Chavez's closest allies.

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"Now I wonder, what is to become of us?"_ Maite Sierra, a 72-year-old Havana resident about fears that Chavez's death could have a negative effect in Cuba, a recipient of billions of dollars of Venezuelan oil at preferential terms.

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"Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned." – Oliver Stone, who produced a film about Chavez and his leftist allies.

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"We are not celebrating death ...We are celebrating the opening of a new door, of hope and change." – Ana San Jorge, 37, speaking amid a jubilant crowd in the Miami suburb of Doral.

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"Let there be no weakness, no violence. Let there be no hate. In our hearts there should only be one sentiment: Love. Love, peace and discipline." – Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who becomes interim president following Chavez's death.

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"Farewell forever, commander." – Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez, whose ode to revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara became famous.