Venezuela Criticizes Obama’s Comments on Chavez
Obama said in an interview with WLTV Univision 23 in Miami on Thursday when asked about his message for the Venezuelan people: “The most important thing is to remember that the future of Venezuela should be in the hands of the Venezuelan people. We’ve seen from Chavez in the past authoritarian policies, suppression of dissent.”
Obama said he wouldn’t speculate on the medical condition of Chavez, who underwent his fourth cancer-related operation in Cuba on Tuesday.
“We would want to see a strong relationship between our two countries, but we’re not going to change policies that prioritize making sure that there’s freedom in Venezuela,” Obama said, according to a transcript.