In Memoriam: Hugo Chávez Frias


In Memoriam: Hugo Chávez Frias

Populist leader of Venezuela – a charismatic hero to the poor who denounced capitalism and persecuted his opponents.

Hugo Chavez was born on 28 July 1954 in Sabaneta, Barinas state, the son of schoolteachers. He went on to study at Venezuela’s military academy and served in the armed forces for a number of years.