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”Absolute confidence” of the Cuban regime in Nicolas Maduro

Tuesday, March 12th 2013 - 00:12 UTC
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“We return satisfied to see how Chavez's great work is being continued”, said Raul Castro “We return satisfied to see how Chavez's great work is being continued”, said Raul Castro

President Raul Castro expressed “absolute confidence” in Hugo Chavez's successors, after returning from the populist leader's funeral in Caracas, the Cuban press reported Sunday.

Chavez was a close ally of the Castro brothers-ruled Cuba and his death Tuesday at age 58 of cancer was a major blow to Havana, which for more than a decade has relied heavily on cheap Venezuelan oil and favorable terms of trade to keep its economy afloat.

Venezuela has announced it will hold elections in 30 days with Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's handpicked successor and now interim president, who is expected to face off against businessman Henrique Capriles.

Capriles, who is also the governor of Miranda state, was defeated by Chavez in October's presidential election.

“We return satisfied to see how Chavez's great work is being continued and the gigantic support of the people,” Castro was quoted as saying.

“I am sure, and have absolute confidence, in the success President Maduro and the other leaders who have come up under Chavez will have,” he said.

 

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  • Captain Poppy

    Yes on their way to be a great success like Cuba.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 12:54 am 0
  • Anglotino

    “DON'T TURN OFF THE TAP!”

    The subtext in case anyone was wondering.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:36 am 0
  • Ayayay

    @2 lol

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:33 am 0
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