Chavez Writes Off Haiti’s Oil Debt to Venezuela

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Latin American Herald Tribune
January 27, 2010

CARACAS – President Hugo Chavez announced Monday that he would write off the undisclosed sum Haiti owes Venezuela for oil as part of the ALBA bloc’s plans to help the impoverished Caribbean nation after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake.

“Haiti has no debt with Venezuela, just the opposite: Venezuela has a historical debt with that nation, with that people for whom we feel not pity but rather admiration, and we share their faith, their hope,” Chavez said after the extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, or ALBA.


via Latin American Herald Tribune – Chavez Writes Off Haiti’s Oil Debt to Venezuela

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4 thoughts on “Chavez Writes Off Haiti’s Oil Debt to Venezuela

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  2. Chavez certainly seems to be a leader than cares for human rights and speaks the truth. I get so tired of hearing him demonized. I would love for our leadership to pull our country from the pits of its current state of hell like Chavez has done for his country.

    Thanks for posting this story Lo 🙂

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