I'd like to chase this story down because I find it very...

Gonaives - January 21 2010, 6:54 PM

I'd like to chase this story down because I find it very strange strange that reports of Chavez saying any such thing are based on rumors from right wing papers.

There's not one video.

Not one article in a Venezuelan paper, nothing...

Just the word of the same people who told the world there were WMDs in Iraq.

In much more interesting news for Haitians, Chavez is going to supply Haiti with all the FREE OIL it needs so that hospitals can take care of patients and you can start rebuilding.

Understand clearly.

Chavez is providing REAL assistance in the form of doctors, medical supplies, food and now oil. Chavez is sending this for the people.

Haitian people, do not fall for the demonization of Hugo Chavez or any American attempts to spread lies about him

Published: Monday, January 18, 2010
Bylined to: Patrick J. O'Donoghue

Free oil supplies for Haiti as Chavez questions mass presence of US troops

VHeadline News Editor Patrick J. O'Donoghue reports: Towards the end of his Sunday radio address, President Chavez added free oil supplies to Venezuela's relief contributions to Haiti, while at the same time highlighting the menacing presence of US military forces in the capital, Port au Prince.

Chavez said he wondered whether the USA was taking advantage of the tragedy to occupy the country militarily.

Instead of sending troops and military equipment to the island, Chavez challenged, President Obama should be sending medical and emergency teams to help the humanitarian crisis.

The President was commenting on observations from Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega on Saturday.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister for Latin America & the Caribbean, Francisco Arias Cardenas and other government analysts have not made any public comment on the issue but are expected to deal with the matter now that President Chavez has backed Ortega's concern about the presence and role of US troops on the island.

Chavez announced that Venezuelan Navy vessels and a ship belonging to the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas (ALBA) will set sail for Haiti today Monday with oil supplies.

Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro was present at the Simon Bolivar international airport in Caracas at the arrival of two Russian cargo planes sent to join the Venezuelan humanitarian aid effort in compliance with an agreement that Russia signed with ALBA countries a month ago.

It is believed that the Russian and Venezuelan Hercules planes will land in the Dominican Republicwith aid to avoid of possible obstacles by US military forces occupying Port au Prince's international airport.

US forces at the airport are accused of giving landing preference to planes coming in from the USA.

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Venezuela Sends Haiti 5,400 Tons of Food

CARACAS: Venezuela was sending 5,400 tons of food to Haiti by sea on Monday along with a team of 120 emergency specialists and 116 tons of heavy machinery, the interior minister said.

Tarek El Aissami, aboard one of the navy vessels taking part in the operation, told the press that these shipments will complement those being sent by air.

El Aissami said that the ships - two troop transports and two freighters - would set sail for Haiti at nightfall.

He also said that this Monday the two Ilushin Il-76 transport planes, which Russia sent to guarantee the sustained sending of aid, would again take off from Venezuela with 80 tons of basic necessities as they did on Sunday.

El Aissami said that the 120 members of the Venezuelan expeditionary force would join the 79 who are already on duty in the devastated Caribbean country, adding that among the equipment being shipped are electricity generating plants and water purifiers.

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that oil-rich Venezuela will donate to Haiti "all the fuel" it needs to deal with the dramatic situation it is going through.

EFE

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