U.S. reaction to Chavez's death: from mourning to celebration
March 5th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
10 years ago

U.S. reaction to Chavez's death: from mourning to celebration

(CNN) - Minutes after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was announced, scores of his fellow citizens made their way to El Arepazo, a Venezuelan restaurant outside Miami.

The colors of the Venezuelan flag - red, blue and yellow - predominated among the crowd of about 200 people, many of whom cheered and waved tiny flags as they bellied up to a buffet stocked with "pabellon criollo," the traditional Venezuelan dish of rice, beans, shredded beef and stewed black beans.


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  1. Chad

    Do you think Obama is crying tonight because his communist buddy Chavez has died??? Do you think he will seek comfort in the arms of Ahmadinejad???

    March 5, 2013 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. wiseup

    Good Riddance

    March 5, 2013 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is he really dead? Are they planning some return from the dead thing to make him look like a god?

    March 5, 2013 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  4. just sayin

    obama has lost his role model.... he must be devastated.

    March 6, 2013 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  5. Thomas

    I'm sure he will be missed by his Colombian neighbors , Not .

    March 6, 2013 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  6. Peace

    Rest in Peace Hugo. I am wondering those who are behaving like insane animals due to his death. Any human being who uses common sense should never celebrate the death of anyone regardless how bad the person was. His turn has come and he has gone, we are also waiting for our turn. No one will live forever.

    March 6, 2013 04:46 am at 4:46 am |
  7. Bob

    A good riddance.

    March 6, 2013 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  8. fiftyfive55

    At least he stood up to the oil companies who are bending the whole world over and ramming it to us.There is no reason we should be paying more than a dollar a gallon for gas,NONE AT ALL.

    March 6, 2013 06:36 am at 6:36 am |