Haiti : Hugo Chavez offers limitless free fuel to Haiti during crisis

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  1. Ankhur

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    Chavez Offers Limitless Fuel To Haiti




    President Hugo Chavez


    President Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela would provide Haiti with all the gasoline and diesel that it needs.
    Special To The Black Star News
    January 19th, 2010



    [Global: Americas]

    In response to severe gasoline shortages that have plagued Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation on January 12, President Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela would provide Haiti with all the gasoline and diesel that it needs.

    He made the announcement on his weekly talk show, Alo Presidente, on Sunday, January 17.

    A shipment of 225,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel from PDVSA, Venezuela’s state owned oil company, will be received on Thursday by the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo, S.A. (Refidomsa) refinery in the Dominican Republic for use in Haiti. The shipment will include gasoline and other oil products for the generation of electricity and for vehicles, including airplanes.

    Prior to the earthquake, Haiti consumed 11,000 barrels of oil products per day.

    Since the earthquake struck, Haiti has suffered gas shortages that have hampered search-and-rescue operations, the delivery of aid and basic reconstruction efforts.

    On January 13 Venezuela sent a C-130 transport plane to Port-au-Prince with supplies, tools, food, doctors and a specialized humanitarian team. A second flight carried needed medicines, sanitation equipment, water and a variety of food products. Since the earthquake struck, Venezuela has sent over 5,000 metric tons of foodstuffs for use in Haiti.

    A sixth shipment of humanitarian assistance took place on Monday, January 18, with two cargo ships bearing 125 soldiers and humanitarian workers, 616 tons of foodstuffs and 116 tons of machinery for reconstruction.

    On Monday two additional shipments from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA, in Spanish) left the coastal state of Carabobo with 4,761 tons of foodstuffs.

    Venezuela’s links to Haiti are historic. Venezuela’s first flag was created in 1806 by independence hero Francisco de Miranda while in Haiti.

    Additionally, one of Simon Bolivar’s most important expeditions for Venezuela’s independence in 1816 was support by Haiti’s then president, Alexandre Petion, who asked in return that Bolivar free slaves held in Venezuela.

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    Wonderful news.
     
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    President Hugo Chavez


    President Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela would provide Haiti with all the gasoline and diesel that it needs.
    Special To The Black Star News
    January 19th, 2010



    [Global: Americas]

    In response to severe gasoline shortages that have plagued Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation on January 12, President Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela would provide Haiti with all the gasoline and diesel that it needs.

    He made the announcement on his weekly talk show, Alo Presidente, on Sunday, January 17.

    A shipment of 225,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel from PDVSA, Venezuela’s state owned oil company, will be received on Thursday by the Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo, S.A. (Refidomsa) refinery in the Dominican Republic for use in Haiti. The shipment will include gasoline and other oil products for the generation of electricity and for vehicles, including airplanes.

    Prior to the earthquake, Haiti consumed 11,000 barrels of oil products per day.

    Since the earthquake struck, Haiti has suffered gas shortages that have hampered search-and-rescue operations, the delivery of aid and basic reconstruction efforts.

    On January 13 Venezuela sent a C-130 transport plane to Port-au-Prince with supplies, tools, food, doctors and a specialized humanitarian team. A second flight carried needed medicines, sanitation equipment, water and a variety of food products. Since the earthquake struck, Venezuela has sent over 5,000 metric tons of foodstuffs for use in Haiti.

    A sixth shipment of humanitarian assistance took place on Monday, January 18, with two cargo ships bearing 125 soldiers and humanitarian workers, 616 tons of foodstuffs and 116 tons of machinery for reconstruction.

    On Monday two additional shipments from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA, in Spanish) left the coastal state of Carabobo with 4,761 tons of foodstuffs.

    Venezuela’s links to Haiti are historic. Venezuela’s first flag was created in 1806 by independence hero Francisco de Miranda while in Haiti.

    Additionally, one of Simon Bolivar’s most important expeditions for Venezuela’s independence in 1816 was support by Haiti’s then president, Alexandre Petion, who asked in return that Bolivar free slaves held in Venezuela.


    Well I seen no Venezuelan ships unloading Gas today in Santo Domingo. Hugo tends to speak a lot without saying much of anything, at least 10 hours every week! This is in addition to claiming that the earthquake was caused by a US Navy weapons test off the coast of Haiti. I have also not heard of any Venezuelan ships landing in Barahona, or Haina which are the closest 2 ports to Haiti. And as the port in Port o Prince is still not in operation for unloading cargo?

    Pretty good trick to make it travel via water without causing any wave disturbance, and penatrate 8 miles deep. then not trigger the rest of the fault line into the DR which happens to run through Santiago the 2nd largest city in the DR.

    Hugo should do something about the power generation shortage, and water shortage in his own country. He is cash strapped and oil rich.
     
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    and you are a Dominican coast guard to see these things first hand or are you stateing this from your personal satellite system?
     
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    Venezuelan Aid to Haiti
    Haiti has benefited from a solid economic partnership with Venezuela. This recently-forged friendship between Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Haitian president Rene Preval has resulted in various economic agreements. After a visit by Chavez in March 2007, Venezuela and Cuba announced a $1 Billion fund to develop energy, health, and infrastructure in Haiti. As part of this deal, 4 power plants will be constructed in Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, and Gonaives, increasing the country's power production by 160 MW by the end of 2007. An oil refinery will also be constructed in Haiti, with a production capacity of 10,000 barrels of oil per day. In the meantime, Venezuela has increased the amount of petroleum it provides Haiti to 14,000 barrels per day, at the same terms afforded to ALBA member countries - these terms are more favorable than the Petrocaribe terms.

    Venezuela's assistance to Haiti is founded upon a historic act where the newly-independent Haiti welcomed and tended to first Francisco de Miranda, then to Simón Bolívar and provided both with military assistance in the liberation of much of South America.



    Venezuela was the first country to send aid after the disaster struck on Jan. 12, with an advance team of doctors, search and rescue experts as well as food, water, medical supplies and rescue equipment arriving in Port-au-Prince on the morning of Jan. 13. However, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicholas Maduro said since then aid shipments to Haiti were being diverted via the neighboring Dominican Republic to avoid restrictions imposed by the U.S. at the Port-au-Prince airport.

    So far Venezuela has sent 616 metric tons of food aid and 116 metric tons of equipment, including water purification systems, electrical generators and heavy equipment for moving rubble


    http://www.sfbayview.com/2010/venez...t-to-haiti-questions-u-s-military-deployment/
     
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    No not a Dominican Coast guard, but am a resident of Santo Domingo, that happens to live on the water front, where they would have unloaded. And your where?

    We also just lost the deal here with Hugo on our sale of our refinery to Venezuela because Fernandez recognized Lobo as the election winner in Honduras and will allow him exile in the Dominican Republic. We also have a very sweet oil deal with Venezuela that may be in jeopardy for the same reason. In case you don't follow Venezuelan politics, you don't far well when you disagree with Hugo, provided he has the leverage.
     
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    And how many nations including the United States say the Lobo job was a coup detat, set up by corporate interests?
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14152
    http://www.democracynow.org/features/honduras_coup
    Who should recognize what?

    Bolivia , Venezuela also feel that the UN should investigate the military build up in Haiti,
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17164
    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/19/us_accused_of_militarizing_relief_effort
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17173
    and most Black folks across the globe are familiar with the US long standing policy of taking advantage of disaster struck people, for corporate gain.

    My brother I won't quible over what one can or cannot see on a port or seafront especially living here in NYC and with the massive amounts of drugs shipped in each day, as I am sure it is in DR as well, some things one will see and some one will never see.
    But since you are in DR, what is that government doing about the Haitian slaves in that nation?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6451267.stm
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/sep/22/garyyounge.mainsection
     
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    Hum have submitted this post twice now and it keeps disappearing??

    Nothing to quibble about comparing not being able to see a tanker ship unloading is not quite the same as seeing whats on a Pallet or within a trailer

    If you could read the Honduran papers when this happened you would know that the military executed an order given to them by the supreme court and the congress. the place where they messed up was exiling him instead of putting him in jail! Hugo, Evo, and Daniel are all upset because this was the forth socialist dictator want to be. His only problem was the Honduran constitution forbids a setting president to try to change the Constitution. See you forgot to mention Nicaragua, along with Bolivia, and Venezuela

    Now as the the Haitian slaves? I will admit some are mistreated same as you in the USA mistreat your illegal immigrants. Under paid sure, you do the same, difference is that we have 2million with a population of 9million. you have 12million with a population of 300million. They will do the same job as a Dominican for a cheaper wage, they do come under the labor laws, they are treated in the hospitals.

    You really want to find out whats going on. Fly into Santo Domingo and look for yourself. forget the Jesuits, and the NGO's that have their own immigration axes to work on. Also you might post links that are more current than 5 years ago.

    Ask the Haitians if they want us to leave right now. the DR is one of the main contributers of medical personnel up until this time, we have treated hundreds if not thousands of survivors in our hospitals, Then we hear from the north garbage list you have just spewed.

    The links you posted reference Haitians selling Haitians either to other Haitians or in some limited cases Dominicans. Most of the abuse on haitians such as the kids here in the DR is done by other Haitians. Suger Cane is no longer a factor. as most of it is nolonger cut by hand.
     
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    Double post
     
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    I wont any1 for giving aid right now. That amount comes out to about 30-60 days of oil. Hugo does have massive problems in his country but name me one country that doesnt violate human rights. The US dictates and controls most of the world's economy along w/ the other G8 nations. As long as this is a reality there will always be turmoil in any country that doesnt comply w/ G8 commands, mostly motivated by profit for the few who run it. As for now, thanx Hugo
     
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