03/06/2013 03:24 pm ET

San Francisco Reacts To Huge Chavez Death

The death of long-time Venezuelan leader and socialist U.S. adversary Hugo Chávez on Tuesday was felt on Valencia Street in San Francisco, where the owner of Pica Pica Maize Kitchen is from Caracas.

"We are in shock," Monica Varela, 42, told South San Francisco Patch in a phone interview just before 4 p.m. March 5. "I am from Caracas, here in the States for nine years."

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