A Red Flag

A Red Flag


For 17 years, we at LatinFinance have given our "Man of the Year" award to individuals whose achievements are examples to emulate, such as Andean Development Corporation president Enrique García in 2005 or the head of Brazil's central bank, Arminio Fraga, in 2002. On occasion, our heroes – like Peru's then-president, Alberto Fujimori, in 1994 – later proved to be rogues. But never before have we chosen a Man of the Year so certain to be polemic. Most of our readers would rather Hugo Chávez went back to the near obscurity of the middle ranks of the Venezuelan army. But he's not going to do so any time soon. Having survived a coup, and with an eye on leading Venezuela throu

Already have an account?

Free trial

Take a free two-week trial now for the latest news, data and market analysis.

Free Trial