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SmashMouth 03-05-2013 07:58 PM

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez dead at 58
 
President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

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Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast. He said Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time.

During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.

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QBREES9 03-05-2013 11:55 PM

Re: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez dead at 58
 
R.I.P. I didn't even know he was sick.

Crusader 03-06-2013 01:49 AM

Re: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez dead at 58
 
I feel for his family and close ones.

Him as a politician and president I believe the world is better without.


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