Amazing how these people find G-d when the end is near.
Thank the Lord when they find Him at all. I have no personal respect for Hugo Chavez, and I am praying that the cancer takes him soon. But if he truly finds the Lord after Romans 10_9-10, that will be a good thing.
In case of Latin America, most of them are religious even when they are Communist. Understandable as their religion is Catholicism which is the hotbed of Communism/Socialism. Think Michael Moore.