Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President
I read an interesting article titled, The Man Who Controls Venezuela. Hugo Chavez, when campaigning to be the Venezuelan president in November of 1998, had an interesting way of running for presidency. He stood in front of the television cameras and cracked a whip in a fury. "This is what I am going to do to my opponents!" Now a well-known figure in politics, one unique program known as Chavez's Barrio Adento program, has aided his economy by bringing in thousands of Cuban doctors to Venezuela in exchange for oil. The goal of bringing healthcare to the needy is not confined to his government alone. Although, maybe a little eccentric in his ways, he seems to be producing positive results for the Venezuelan economy.