Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 7 years ago

Who' is Hugo Chavez ?

Everyone is saying he died but I have no idea who he is

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  • AJ
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    If you haven't ever heard of Hugo Chavez it says more about yourself than you think, amongst others that you either never follow the news and/or that you have a very limited level of education. Even if this is the case you could have simply typed his name in Wikipedia and you would have found all the information you needed about this gentleman.

    First of all, Hugo Chavez is not a dictator. He's the current President of Venezuela, having held that position since 1999. He was democratically elected on 7 October 2012 when he won his country's presidential election for a fourth time, defeating Henrique Capriles, and was elected for another six-year term.

    People don't like him much because he's a prominent adversary of the United States' foreign policy and because he alleys himself strongly with the Communist governments of Fidel and then Raúl Castro in Cuba and the Socialist governments of Evo Morales in Bolivia, Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.

    He hasn't died, but he is seriously ill, suffering from cancer. On 1 March 2013, Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro reported that Chávez was in "good spirits", although fighting for his life.

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  • 7 years ago

    He's the president of Venezuela. Right-wing crazies in the United States insist

    that he's a communist. In fact, he is a socialist. They can't tell the difference,

    because they are not well-informed, and they are convinced that the Cold War

    is still going on.

    He has been *elected* to lead his country several times now, and is very

    popular with his people. Anyone who calls him a dictator is simply stupid.

    Dictators do not stand for office in free elections.

    He is a *populist*. That is, he has wide support among the people.

    He has been undergoing treatment for cancer for many months now, and is not

    expected to live more than a few weeks.

    The American right hates and fears people like him. Just ask Fox News.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I haven't heard that he died.

    Chavez is the PM of Venezuela. He's been battling cancer for several years.

    I hope he hasn't died; as a socialist, he did a great deal for the poor residing in his country. Venezuela is oil-rich, and after he was elected, he sent a great deal of oil to the U.S. region of Appalachia in order that poverty-stricken Americans could heat their residences.

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  • John
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Hugo is a dictator but he's not all bad. He has helped the poor in Venezuela and in other countries..South America is a cesspool of corruption, You can buy anything and anybody. That's why the Nazis all ran there.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    He is the dictator of Venezuela.

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