Hugo Chávez Dies at Age 58

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The President of Venezuela, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (better known as Hugo Chávez) died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Before his death, he reached out to his mentor, Cuban communist, Fidel Castro for medical help. The doctors in Cuba did everything they could to aid him with no success. The president passed away leaving many of his supporters in mourning and those who didn’t agree with his politics rejoicing. The Venezuelan leader was seen by many as authoritarian and dictatorial, he took it very well as a compliment by openly referring to himself as a “21st century Socialist.” This marks the end of one of the most controversial and confrontational leaders to have ever lived. May he rest in peace.

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  1. “The Venezuelan leader was seen by many as authoritarian and dictatorial”

    “many” must be referring to many northamericans, correct?

    He was reelected three times with 85% voter turnout (Obama was reelected with 57% turnout). The working class majority of Venezuela sure as hell did not see him as “authoritarian and dictatorial.”

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