Cuba Mourns Chavez and His Economic `Generosity'
By Anna Edgerton – Mar 6, 2013 5:54 PM GMT+0100
The Cuban government declared two days of official mourning for
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died yesterday at the age of 58
following a long battle with cancer.
Cuba's government praised Chavez's goal of uniting the people of Latin
America and pledged loyalty to the continuation of his Bolivarian
Revolution, according to the statement in the state-run Granma website.
"He deeply understood our challenges and problems and he did what he
could, with extraordinary generosity," the government said.
Venezuela sells cheap oil to the island nation, while Cuba sends doctors
and other professionals to work in Venezuela. Chavez underwent four
operations for an undisclosed form of cancer in Cuba before his death.