The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his condolences to the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the occasion of the sad passing of President Hugo Chávez Frías.
"It is a time of great sorrow for Venezuelans and we stand with them, together with all the peoples of the region," said the OAS Secretary General.
"We are certain that Venezuelans will know to come together in difficult times like these and move in peace and democracy toward the future," said Insulza.
The flags of the OAS have been placed at half mast and a special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council will be convened in memory of President Chávez.
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