Hugo Chavez is dead. No, I'm not going to shed any tears for him. While his goal of bringing Venezuela back under the control of its people rather than a corrupt, US-serving elite was laudable, his methods were not. He was dangerously authoritarian, who sought to amend Venezuela's constitution to his own advantage, circumvent the elected legislature and subvert the judiciary. Venezuelans deserve better leaders than this - and hopefully now that Chavez is gone, they'll get one.