Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, has succumbed to his battle with cancer, at the age of 58. He was a self-proclaimed ’21-century Socialist’, and he was vehemently against the United States and President Barack H. Obama. He also influenced other political leaders in his region to have the same sentiments that he shared about the United States.
Once a foiled coup-plotter, the swashbuckling former paratrooper was known for lengthy speeches on everything from the evils of capitalism to the proper way to conserve water while showering. He was the first of a wave of leftist presidents to come to power in Latin America in the last dozen years.