Hugo Chavez: hero or villain?

Rajdeep Sardesai, CNN-IBN | Mar 07, 2013 at 11:55pm


Chavez, who died on Wednesday, led Venezuela for 14 years and had easily won a new six-year term in an election in October, defeating Capriles. His folksy charisma, anti-US diatribes and oil-financed projects to improve life for residents of long-neglected slums created an unusually powerful bond with many poor Venezuelans.