Following a long battle with cancer, Hugo Chavez has died.
For those of you who do not know my opinion Hugo Chavez, I think he was a great guy. Hugo took money from the oil companies to provide for the poor. Which is something the US government will not do.
While companies like Exxon and Microsoft skirt paying their taxes, Hugo Chavez made sure multi-billion dollar companies paid their fair share.
Several year ago Alaska was having a rather harsh winter. Hugo Chavez offered to donate heating oil to needy families for free. While the United States government sat by and did nothing, Hugo Chavez stepped forward to help those that needed help. In their arrogance the people rejected the help offered by Hugo.
Why was Hugo Chavez painted as a villain? Because he stood up to the United States, and he stood up to the oil companies.