Chavez was a guiding light – he will be missed
• Venezuela President Hugo Chavez was one of the greatest men of modern times in regard to social justice and world peace.
If it wasn't for his vision, which then spread throughout much of Central and South America, the world would be a far more unstable place than it is now.
He helped to unite a continent. In effect he and others got rid of the United States' influence in that region (including most US military bases) and, as a result, many millions of people are now literally better off.