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E.U. Praises Chavez for Social Programs

BRUSSELS, March 6 (UPI) -- The president of the European Commission said Venezuela under Hugo Chavez stood out for its contribution to social development.

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez, 58, died Tuesday after a long bout with cancer.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso relayed condolences in a personal message to Maduro.

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