Hugo Chavez Suspends Oil Aid Program to U.S. Poor

One happy side effect of falling oil prices is the fact that Venezuela’s leftist strongman Hugo Chavez can’t afford to maintain his “public diplomacy” program in the U.S.

Citizens Energy Corp. boss Joe Kennedy announced that Venezuela-owned CITGO has suspended its program that gave poor Americans cheap home heating oil.

We profiled the communist Chavez and his American friends in the March 2008 Organization Trends and I wrote about Chavez in the Boston Herald on March 19, 2008.

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