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U.S. Backs Venezuela Referendum Results

The United States said Tuesday the vote by Venezuela’s people to allow President Hugo Chavez to complete his term marks an end to the Latin American nation’s political crisis. “The people of Venezuela have spoken,” said State Department spokesman Adam Ereli. “This is about resolving a political crisis, an issue that has divided the people of Venezuela.” While stopping short of congratulating Chavez, Ereli said the United States was prepared to move on in relations with Venezuela and rejected a suggestion U.S. policy is guided not by a love of democracy but by a distaste for Chavez. Full Story

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