Thursday, December 08, 2005

Chavez's Gift to the Bronx

From the Washington Post:

NEW YORK -- A green Citgo tanker truck chugged up a hill with a grim view of tenement buildings, elevated subways and treeless sidewalks to deliver Venezuelan heating oil, a "humanitarian" gift from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Moments before the orange-gloved worker snaked the hose to a Bronx tenement, Eartha Ferguson, a manager and resident of a low-income building, said: "I call it a gift of survival. It comes at a good time, a very needed time."

Chavez's gift, which arrived on Tuesday and is being distributed this week, may be nothing more than a chance to tweak the nose of the Bush administration, which has long opposed the South American leader. But few residents in the South Bronx, where 41 percent live on incomes below the federal poverty line, are inclined to worry about international politics.


Blogger Henry O said...

There used to be a time when even the poorest Americans would have told this tyrant to take his oil and shove it.
I'm surprized you would give this story such neutral treatment. You may consider changing the name of your blog to Hispani-PC.

12/08/2005 11:35 PM  

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