Daniel W. Drezner

Where’s the love, Hugo?

The global economic downturn is not just affecting manufacturing output or the financial sector. I’m afraid that shameless PR gestures by Latin American thugs are also going to be curtailed:  Houston-based Citgo Petroleum Corp., the U.S. fuels and refining unit of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, plans to suspend its program to provide discounted heating oil ...

The global economic downturn is not just affecting manufacturing output or the financial sector. I’m afraid that shameless PR gestures by Latin American thugs are also going to be curtailed

Houston-based Citgo Petroleum Corp., the U.S. fuels and refining unit of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, plans to suspend its program to provide discounted heating oil to poor U.S. communities, according to Citizens Energy, a nonprofit which helps Citgo distribute the heating oil.

Citizens Energy chairman Joseph Kennedy said in a statement Monday that Citgo was calling off its heating oil aid programs in the United States due to "falling oil prices and the world economic crisis."

 Twitter: @dandrezner

Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola

By Taboola

More from Foreign Policy

By Taboola