From Joe Friday & Yeager's Sweet Love, from Krispy Kreme @ Penn and Memorial on Valentine's Day 2013.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death Tuesday from an infection related to cancer brought various reactions from leaders around the globe.
Chavez, who was 58, helped transform Venezuela into a major oil producer, but he also ruffled feathers along the way. He had a contentious relationship with the U.S., particularly with then-President George W. Bush, who he once referred to as the devil in front of the United Nations General Assembly.
Here are some reactions to his death:
•U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "President Chavez spoke to the challenges and aspirations of the most vulnerable Venezuelans."
•President Obama: "At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez's passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government.
•Former President Jimmy Carter: "President Chavez will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment."
•U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs: "Hugo Chavez was a tyrant who forced the people of Venezuela to live in fear. His death dents the alliance of anti-U.S. leftist leaders in South America. Good riddance to this dictator.
•Actor Sean Penn: "Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President (Nicolas) Maduro. Today the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela."