HOW DOES CHAVEZ RESPOND?:
"VENEZUELA OFFERS HEATING OIL TO U.S. POOR AS WINTER APPROACHES"
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered heating oil to poor communities in the U.S. to bypass the middlemen he claims inflate prices.
Chavez, 51, made the offer during his weekly television broadcast, "Alo Presidente.'' Chavez said 140 communities or groups have requested energy aid from the South American country since Chavez said earlier this week that Venezuela could help poor families in the U.S."
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