The passing of Hugo Chavez is a sad day for Venezuela. He wasn’t perfect but any national leader that remains very close to his original manifesto for 14 years should be admired. Western leaders can barely last 14 hours after they have been elected. Obama’s statement about Chavez’ death highlight what a bitter and callous bunch the US politicians are.
Chavez improved the lives of many of the poorest Venezuelans with better education , health care and in other aspects of life….The American/West objection was that it was at the expense of multimillion dollar international companies. Too bad and long may it continue , not just in Venezuela but hopefully spreading around the world to alleviate the problems of the poor rather than getting some greedy bastard the latest model Ferrari.