Skip to comments.Citgo gives $1.5 million to Casa (of Maryland)
Posted on 08/05/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Immigrant-advocacy group Casa de Maryland on Monday received a $1.5 million donation from Citgo Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company that is controlled by President Hugo Chavez.
The funds will be used to strengthen Casa's $4.4 million social-service, small-business and vocational-training programs... Kim Propeack, advocacy director for the Montgomery County-based organization, said it's the largest corporate gift Casa has received. "Like many nonprofits, Casa has been trying to grow its corporate investment," she said. "Citgo is very committed to ensuring that the profits they earn through their business are shared by low-income people...." A Monday news conference to announce the donation was postponed because of a personal emergency of Citgo President Alejandro Granado, who was to attend with the Venezuelan ambassador. Ms. Propeack said the contribution would still be finalized Monday.
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This is a hostile foreign power funding an organization trying to subvert US laws.
“This is shameful on so many levels. It makes me sick.”
....me too, but it’s sooooo tyhpical of Montgomery County.
...flagrantly bankrolling an invasion force.
As long as people continue to buy Citgo gas they’ve got nothing to complain about.
Another commie lovin’ useful idiot.
Oh, that Hugo. Isn’t he special.
This winter Chavez will be trying to buy votes for Obama by giving discounted heating oil the NE via the Kennedy family.
CASA of Maryland is a community organization that was founded in 1985 by Central American refugees and North Americans.
To hire workers at CASA please come to or call the Center closest to you:
Silver Spring Workers' Center
Wheaton Workers' Center
Baltimore Workers' Employment Center
Center for Employment and Training at Shady Grove
Chavez is a thief.
There’s no ethical difference between Chavez stealing private property and the Nazis stealing private property.
Freak State Ping
...and not one penny of that came out of my wallet I am happy to say.
Simple answer .... “Don’t buy CITGO!”
They should be watched.
Have you never heard of “unbranded gasoline”? Just because you’re not buying gas at a Citgo station (which is almost certainly privately owned) doesn’t mean your money isn’t going to Chavez. And, besides, oil is a fungible commodity. If you don’t buy Venezuelan oil and use some other oil instead — let’s say Canadian — you’re consuming that Canadian oil and freeing up Venezuelan oil. Someone else who would have otherwise bought that Canadian oil will then just buy the Venezuelan oil that you freed up.
Let’s face it: oil’s fungible, and the biggest producers of it tend to be our enemies.
STAY AWAY FROM CITGO/7-11
Hugo Chavez de Casa de Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Please put me on your “Freak State” ping list.
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