Latin American Leaders Mourn Chavez as Obama Cites New Chapter

Latin American Leaders Mourn Chavez as Obama Cites New Chapter

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Bolivian President Evo Morales, pictured, who came to power with mChavez’s support, struggled through his speech in La Paz, his voice breaking as he declared seven days of official mourning. In Brazil, the region’s biggest economy, President Dilma Rousseff said Latin America’s poor lost an important ally, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sent his condolences to Chavez’s family and the Venezuelan people via Twitter.