I am sure there is nobody on earth who have not heard of Hugo Chavez. Widely known for his anti-Americanism, who would move heaven and earth to prove his point.
In line with his continuing battle, the Venezuela President has taken the lead as a promoter of open-source Linux OS in Latin American countries as against the monopoly of Microsoft Windows. He had pointed out that Venezuela have spent enormous licensing fees spent on propriety software, which is more than what the country spends on social welfare. So to end what he calls 'the hegemony of the multinationals' he had commanded earlier in 2004 adoption of open-source Linux OS in all of Venezuela's public institutions.