Hugo Chavez proved that Venezuela and the rest of Latin America could chart an independent path in the world.
For the rich elite, it was obscene that a member of the lower class should rule—and should govern in the interests of the poor.
Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, and Michael Moore pay their respects.
The transition to a post-Chávez Venezuela could be bumpy.
He put forth a vision of a world based on equitable relations among nations and peoples.
For the Venezuelan majority, their hero has fallen. And now is a time not only for mourning but for worrying.
As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez fights for his life, an honest assessment of his 14 years in office must take into account his significant achievements.
Eduardo Galeano writes a column for The Progressive. Here's one from last April that will give you a taste.
"Here the empire is finished, and I believe that before the end of this century, it will be finished in the rest of the world. We will see the burial of the empire of the eagle."