Well, you have to hand it to Hugo Chavez, as he was quite a populist leader, much like Barack Obama. Unfortunately, Hugo Chavez was also a socialist and he had caused a tremendous number of problems for the Venezuelan economy. The middle-class took a huge financial hit, and the poor people well, they could never run out of more desires, needs, and wants. The country just couldn’t afford all the promises that Hugo Chavez made. So what happens next now that Hugo Chavez is dead?Some say this will be good for Venezuelans, but let me remind you when you give someone fishes for a long time, they forget how to fish or do things, and they want to continue to get free stuff. When you stop giving them free stuff they throw a temper tantrum, isn’t that how spoiled little kids act? Well, if you keep giving people free stuff, and they don’t learn how to take care of themselves, they will be children well into their adulthood. This is how socialism makes people weak and people who are mentally weak and have lost their strength of character often rebel when they are told what to do – such as; go get a job, especially when there probably are no jobs right now.There was an interesting piece in the Miami Herald on March 7, 2013 titled; “Many in Latin America fear Hugo Chavez’s death will end Venezuela’s Santa role,” by Tim Johnson and Vinod Sreeharsha, reprinted from the McClatchy Newspapers, because the Miami Herald has made huge budget cuts and cannot afford the staff it used to have there. This brings up a very decent point.Will people be rioting in the streets in Venezuela? Will they finally figure out that the government is no longer going to take care of them, and now that their currency has been destroyed and their economy as well, will the government continue to tighten the noose so it does not collapse? Will the people themselves bring down the government through protests, riots, and marching on the Venezuelan government? What I’m asking here is will Venezuela join the list of nations in North Africa and in the Middle East having their own challenges internally during the Arab spring?There was another article in the Wall Street Journal on March 7, 2013 titled; “With Chavez’s Death Comes Grief for His Socialist Allies,” by Sara Schafer Munoz and Keith Johnson.Right so, what about the rest of South and Central America? Could we see a collapse of many governments and nations all socialist leaning throughout South America? Will we see a mass exodus of wealth into safer areas, as the populations destroy themselves? What about all the other ALBA nations? Last time I checked Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina were not doing so well either. What about Central American nations, would an Arab Spring type set of riots in multiple countries also bring chaos to those weaker governments? It very well could, but we don’t know that yet, at least not for sure. Please consider all this and think on it.