Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died.

Chavez who was president from 1999 till the time of his death succumbed to an infection he reportedly got last night.

Chavez leaves a revolutionary legacy after his leftist policies empowered his people after his takeover of foreign-owned oil firms.

Seen as a bit of a problem to the West Chavez is seen as a hero of the Third World.

He had suffered health complications over the last few years and recently been operated on recently in Cuba.

We mourn the passing of a great president.