Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, yesterday announced the Venezuelan government’s interest in working with the city of Detroit in the fight against poverty. Alvarez Herrera made the announcement in a reception lunch at Detroit’s International Institute that followed an early afternoon meeting with City Council and Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s office.Did you pay attention to the last paragraph? The insulting program is to help low income homeowners with cheap Venezuelan heating oil, but as it turns out most homes in Detroit are HEATED WITH NATURAL GAS! What a buch of DUMB ASSES! Perhaps, Hugo's own gas can be harvested to save Detroit.
“We talked with the mayor, and we decided there were many ways we could work together,” Alvarez Herrera said.
Alvarez Herrera’s announcement came in response to a Sept. 2005 letter, drafted and signed by all eight members of the Detroit City Council, to the government of Venezuela, one of the world’s largest oil exporters, which asked that a heating oil discount program be extended to Detroit. The program, which is run by the Venezuelan state-owned CITGO Petroleum Corporation, provides low-income areas with heating oil discounted by as much as 40 percent.
The program, introduced by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez, has been operating in U.S. cities, including New York and Boston, since 2005.
However, as the majority of Detroit homes are heated by natural gas, the discount program is not feasible in Detroit. The city is now looking into a diesel gasoline discount for city buses.
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