Hugo Chavez By: javier pioquinto

Early Life

  • Born in Sabaneta, Venezuela
  • Heavily influenced by Jose Esteban
  • Joined military academy in 1971
  • Graduated bottom of his class in 1975
  • Dreamed of becoming a baseball player
  • Attempted to overthrow power from president in 1992

Why he was Important

  • President of Venezuela
  • President from 1999-2013
  • Redistributed country's oil wealth
  • Unified Latin America to keep region free from foreign power
  • Increased spending on social programs
  • Drafted new constitution- gave himself control over the three branches

Quote

"No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity."-Hugo Chavez

Themes of world history

Power and Authority- President of Venezuela

Works Consulted

http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Hugo-Ch%C3%A1vez/342947

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