Friday, December 29, 2006

Another Reason to Boycott Citgo

(Before reading this post, remember that the Venezuelan government fully owns Citgo Oil.)

The BBC reports that Hugo Chavez plans go all Putin on us and shut down the television station that has been most critical of him. The BBC also reports that the US is one of the strongest trade partners with Chavez's Venezuela, especially when it comes to oil. Despite the political antipathy expressed in media soundbytes, trade between the two countries has risen from $20 billion to $47 billion over the last four years. "At the end of the day, the US still is and has been our main commercial partner," Jorge Valero, Venezuela's deputy foreign minister for North American affairs, told the BBC. "Aside from some of our political differences, we can always count on our American partners to do business with us."


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