RIP Chavez, another bigger than life character is gone.
indeed he was a highly controversial figure, BUT if he was good for Venezuelans then he should be more than good for me.
He was for sure the favourite of the majority of people in the country.
I might disagree with some of his leftist policies, and authoritarian moves BUT he was also proponent of true freedom for his country.
Many people believe he was just a dictator who obtained the power by force. In reality, he beat all his relevant opponents at fair elections, even while the media in the country was against him, and actually he was himself deposed by a coup sponsored by the US.
A gross distortion of the truth indeed.
This is worth watching imo, just to have a more balanced view and to see to what extent global moguls owned media can distort reality... Mr. Oliver Stone made an interesting documentary a while ago..