Hugo Chavez

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: president of Venezuela who became a charismatic Socialist whose Bolivarian Revolution reduced poverty and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America but left his nation deeply polarized and even more dependent on oil dollars.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: July 28, 1954

 

Died: March 5, 2013

 

Location: Caracas, Venezuela