Passing of Former President Itamar Franco of Brazil

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 6, 2011

The Department of State offers its deepest condolences to the family of President Itamar Franco and the people of Brazil whom he served. President Franco’s dedication to the construction and strengthening of Brazilian democracy and the assurance of the prosperity of his people serve as an example to the world. His leadership was one of service to his people and to the shared prosperity of the people of the Americas.

PRN: 2011/1129