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Citgo gives $1.5 million to Casa (of Maryland)
Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2008

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; casademaryland; cassademaryland; chavez; citgo; immigration; joekennedy; latinos; maryland; openborders; venezuela
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This is shameful on so many levels. It makes me sick.
1 posted on 08/05/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD

This is a hostile foreign power funding an organization trying to subvert US laws.


2 posted on 08/05/2008 3:12:27 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: 3AngelaD

“This is shameful on so many levels. It makes me sick.”

....me too, but it’s sooooo tyhpical of Montgomery County.


3 posted on 08/05/2008 3:13:23 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: 3AngelaD

...flagrantly bankrolling an invasion force.


4 posted on 08/05/2008 3:13:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 3AngelaD

As long as people continue to buy Citgo gas they’ve got nothing to complain about.


5 posted on 08/05/2008 3:14:13 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: 3AngelaD

Another commie lovin’ useful idiot.


6 posted on 08/05/2008 3:14:25 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Oh, that Hugo. Isn’t he special.


7 posted on 08/05/2008 3:14:43 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

This winter Chavez will be trying to buy votes for Obama by giving discounted heating oil the NE via the Kennedy family.
Just wait..


8 posted on 08/05/2008 3:16:33 PM PDT by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: 3AngelaD

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

9 posted on 08/05/2008 3:25:00 PM PDT by donna (Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Chavez is a thief.


10 posted on 08/05/2008 3:26:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: 3AngelaD

There’s no ethical difference between Chavez stealing private property and the Nazis stealing private property.


11 posted on 08/05/2008 3:27:24 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: 3AngelaD; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Freak State Ping


12 posted on 08/05/2008 3:34:09 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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If government regulation was a good thing, the regulation that could seize that money would be a good thing.
13 posted on 08/05/2008 3:35:41 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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Citgo gives $1.5 million to Casa (of Maryland)

...and not one penny of that came out of my wallet I am happy to say.

14 posted on 08/05/2008 3:37:13 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: 3AngelaD

Simple answer .... “Don’t buy CITGO!”


15 posted on 08/05/2008 3:44:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: 3AngelaD

They should be watched.


16 posted on 08/05/2008 4:17:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: big'ol_freeper

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.


17 posted on 08/05/2008 4:28:06 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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Citgo must be in trouble.....I hear alot of humanitarian ads for them and now this....

STAY AWAY FROM CITGO/7-11

18 posted on 08/05/2008 5:18:39 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U)
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To: 3AngelaD; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Hugo Chavez de Casa de Maryland “Freak State” PING!


19 posted on 08/05/2008 5:25:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Please put me on your “Freak State” ping list.


20 posted on 08/08/2008 6:11:23 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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