Hugo Chavez


Born: 7/28/1954 in Sabaneta, Venezuela
Died: 3/5/2013
Age: 58
Cause of death: cancer

Full name: Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias
Noted For: president of Venezuala (socialist, 1999-2013). Imprisoned for a failed coup attempt against the government of Carlos Andres Perez (1992-94). Removed from power briefly by a military coup (2002). "Re-nationalized" the country's oil industry (2001) and seized oil contractor assets (2009).