Hugo Chavez is a hero to 95 percent of the people of his country. He was a bogeyman only to the native oligarchy and the Wall Street mouthpiece news outlets who want you to believe bad things about him and the Castros and anyone else that threatens U.S. corporate domination of Latin America. The country of Venezuela broke free of the Monroe Doctrine and Chavez did it democratically, more democratically than the U.S. has ever been or ever will be as long as the quarterly profit gods are in charge. That is considered a deadly sin by these vultures of international capital. Stop swallowing their propaganda.