Hugo Chávez, the charismatic president of Venezuela, died on Tuesday. He was 58.
Chávez had been the president of the South American country since 1998.
Chávez grew up in a very poor family. He dreamed of becoming a baseball player, but instead he studied at a military academy and then joined the army.
As a student and a soldier, Chávez read many books and became interested in politics and the problems affecting poor people in Venezuela. He believed that the people running the government at the time were dishonest, and were taking money that should have been used to help the whole country.