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The US sends delegation to President Chávez's funeral

A former US representative, a US Representative, and the US Chargé d'Affaires in Caracas are to represent Barack Obama's Administration

EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday March 07, 2013  08:36 PM

The United States Embassy to Venezuela announced that three officials are to attend the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to be held on Friday.

In a press release, the embassy disclosed that the delegation is comprised of former US Representative William Delahunt, US Representative Gregory Meeks, and US Chargé d'Affaires in James Derham.

Further, the US Department of State has sent its condolences to Chávez's family and friends.
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