When you watch the news in the US, Hugo Chavez is portrayed as a dictator and a tyrant. It is said that he hates the US. Pictures are shown of him with Saddam Husein, Fidel Castro, and the leader of Iran.
A case is built up against him that he supports these people. Is this true? I will let him speak for himself. Remember, Saddam Husein use to be a CIA asset. He worked for the CIA to push people out of power and to assassinate them if needed.
The US sold the chemical weapons, military weapons, and the machinery to make the chemicals to Saddam Husein. So, don't be so guilable about things you see in the news.
Hugo is a socialists. If you look at socialist governments, the people are very poor. This system doesn't work and the rich are rich and the poor are poor.
When you watch the news, see beyond the smoke screen design. The design is to make you believe what they want you to believe. They want to put Hugo out of power, so you will only hear bad things about him.
Here is an interview Dian Sawyers did with Hugo that aired on March 16, 2007.