Hugo Chavez is the President of Venezuela, He has raised US ire through his survival, universalism, socialism and populism (see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez ).
Hugo Chavez on Israeli Gaza Massacre (September 2009): “"The question is not whether the Israelis want to exterminate the Palestinians. They're doing it openly ...What was it if not genocide? ... The Israelis were looking for an excuse to exterminate the Palestinians." .
. Hugo Chavez, quoted by Reuters, “Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accuses Israel of Palestinian Genocide”, NY Daily News, 9 September 2009: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2009/09/09/2009-09-09_venezuelan_president_hugo_chavez_accuses_israel_of_genocide.html .