Hugo Chavez has captured the world's attention since his victory in the 1998 Venezuelan presidential election. Many world leaders consider him dangerous and cannot forget his 1992 coup attempt. Yet, his goal of a truly democratic Venezuela makes him incredibly popular among the lower classes in his country. Whether he is a liberator of the people or a power-hungry agitator remains to be seen, but he is certain to attract controversy. This new, full-color biography offers readers a perceptive introduction to this unpredictable leader.