The economic legacy of Hugo Chavez

(Pictured: Hugo Chavez last November, Source: Getty Images)

News broke late last night that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez had lost his battle with cancer. Our reporter James Titcomb:

Chavez, an aggressive leftist leader, had been president of Latin America’s fifth-largest economy since 1999. During his premiership, he frequently criticised capitalism and the US, becoming a figurehead for socialism in the region.

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Economist Lars Christensen posted these on his blog:

Real GDP level (Index 1999 = 100)

(Source: Market Monetarist, IMF)

The price level (GDP deflator, Index 1999 = 100)

(Source: Market Monetarist, IMF)

Next up from Index Mundi:

Mortality rate (under-5 per 1,000 live births)
Mortality Rate
(Source: IndexMundi, World Bank, World Development Indicators)
Poverty, remember that we're looking at 1999 onwards (poverty gap at $1.25 a day (PPP) (%))
(Source: IndexMundi, World Bank, World Development Indicators)