|Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies Today of Cancer|
Chavez was suffering fro cancer for many years and was recently had surgery and was treated with experimental drugs in Cuba. Cuba medical doctors reported that Chavez had a severe infection that was spreading quickly due to the chemotherapy treatments and the weak state of his health
Hugo Chavez was one of Latin Americas most colorful leaders with his customary revolutionary combat fatigues. He was a very controversial figurehead and long time protege to his best friends Fidel Castro and his brother Raul Castro the President of Cuba. Hugo Chavez extended billions in free credits to Fidel & the people of Cuba in the hopes of strengthening their Latin relationship. Venezuela gave billions in free oil tankers to Cuba and Fidel reciprocated with millions in free health care & education to the poorer people of Venezuela.
|The Cuban leader Fidel Castro mourns the loss of his friend Hugo Chavez. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Chavez was also one of the key figures in the Latin Axis of Evil which Included Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales of Bolivia. The infamous Latin trio were trying to build support in favor of a Latin free trade zone which would shut out the United States of America. The radical idea did not catch on as many other Latin countries are too heavily dependent on the USA.
Under President Chavez Venezuela became one of the richest Latin countries mainly die to the high price of oil and the thirsty needs of the American consumers of energy. He also brought much more education, schools, hospitals and clinics to the very poor from every corner of Venezuela.
Hugo Chavez was loved by the poor, hated by the rich and a true David and Goliath figure to most of Latin America revolutionaries along with Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. He will be buried in Venezuela and funeral arrangements are being made by the Venezuelan state.
Born: July 28, 1954, Sabaneta
Presidential term: February 2, 1999
Political Party: United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Spouse: Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez 1997–2004 and Nancy Colmenares 1977–1995
Four Children: Rosines Chavez, María Gabriela Chávez, Rosa Virginia Chávez, Hugo Rafael Chávez
Educated: Military academy of Venezuela, More