Vice President Nicolas Madura

Supporters remain outside the Military Academy during the funeral ceremony for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. (credit: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Chavez Never Able To Foster Image As Savior Of American Poor

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send thousands of soldiers, firefighters and volunteers to help with the cleanup. He also pledged $1 million in aid plus fuel to help rebuild hard-hit cities like New Orleans.