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  • Unfulfilling stations -- Citgo boycott leads owners to drop Venezuelan supplier

    03/04/2008 7:54:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 43 replies · 560+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/4/8 | Hugh Willet
    The Bush administration may be trying to ignore Hugo Chavez, but some local gas station owners are moving to protect themselves from the backlash against the Venezuelan president's anti-American rhetoric. Calls by some across the country to boycott gasoline sold by Venezuelan-owned Citgo are cutting into sales, prompting some station owners to move to other suppliers. George Vazquez, owner of a convenience store and gas station on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville, is among several local independent Citgo station operators who will be switching to Marathon Oil of Findlay, Ohio, in the coming weeks. "My gas sales were down 30...
  • Chávez slams U.S. over planes

    01/11/2006 11:32:02 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 79 replies · 1,588+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/11/2006 | Christopher Toothaker (AP)
    CARACAS,VENEZUELA-Venezuela's president told soldiers he will buy jets from Russia or China if the U.S. won't send parts for his country's F-16s.President Hugo Chávez said Tuesday that Venezuela would consider buying Russian-built MiGs or Chinese warplanes if the United States fails to honor a contract to supply his country with parts for its F-16 jets. Chávez also accused Washington of blocking Venezuela's acquisition of Super Tucano military planes from Brazil because the jets are built with U.S. technology and suggested he could turn to China or Russia. ''The contract for Brazil to make us some planes, which are for training,...