Bernardo Alvarez


Age: 60

Venezuelan longtime ambassador to the United States from 2003 to 2010 who led Hugo Chavez's diplomats in defending his country's Socialist revolution to skeptical foreign governments whose tenure coincided with a period of deep strain in relations between the two countries after U.S. officials had long seen in him as a pragmatic conduit they credited with preventing ties between the countries from deteriorating even further.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: August 18, 1956

Died: November 24, 2016

Caracas, Venezuela