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December 31, 2005

Chicago Rejected Cheap Diesel for CTA

Citgo, a Venezuelan company, offered the CTA heavily discounted diesel fuel. In exchange, they asked Chicago to offer free or heavily discounted transportation to its poorest residents. Chicago refused; probably because it gets a lot of funding from the federal government. As we all know, the Bush administration abhors Hugo Chavez and Venezuela for defying corporate capitalism and leading a Latin American uprising against USG sponsored "free" trade agreements.

More info: "Chicago Turns Down Discounted Venezuelan Oil," by Jessica Pupovac in The New Standard

Posted by cj at December 31, 2005 11:40 AM


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