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Chavez writes off Haiti’s oil debt to Venezuela

Irish Sun | 26th January, 2010

Caracas (IANS/EFE) President Hugo Chavez has announced that he will write off the undisclosed sum Haiti owes Venezuela for oil as part of a regional 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.

He also announced that ALBA has decided on a comprehensive plan that includes an immediate donation of $20 million to Haiti’s health sector, and a fund that, Chavez said, will be at least $100 million ‘for starters’.

Oil-rich Venezuela is the economic heart of ALBA, which also includes Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Haiti is among several countries that send observers to ALBA meetings.

Chavez said one part of ALBA assistance to Haiti would consist of fuel distribution via ‘mobile service stations’ set to be up and running within a few weeks.

The ALBA plan of aid for Haiti includes support for such sectors as agriculture, production, food imports and distribution, and immigration amnesty for Haitians living illegally in the bloc’s member-states.

Cuba and Venezuela sent assistance and aid workers to Haiti within days of the magnitude-7.0 temblor that left over 100,000 dead and 1.5 million people homeless.

January 27, 2010 - Posted by | Solidarity and Activism

10 Comments »

  1. All the corrupt and greedy Governments eat your heart out.

    Comment by B. Benhamid | January 27, 2010 | Reply

  2. US, of course, wants to rig loans to Haiti: odious debt.

    Comment by Joe Gall | January 27, 2010 | Reply

  3. Jct: Charity is unnecessary. Writing off honorable debt isn’t necessary. Just stop charging interest and it can be paid whenever there may be a reversal of fortune. Friendly honorable social credit doesn’t hurt, I have no doubt Haitians have the mettle to someday replace the time we spend on them. Charity is nice. Social credit is best.

    Comment by KingofthePaupers | January 27, 2010 | Reply

  4. People wake up i can gaurantee we will enslave haiti in debt for our help this is an amazing gesture from an EVIL DICTATOR (wink wink) chavez just made america look like a big steaming pile of shit-hope it tastes good

    Comment by ken | January 27, 2010 | Reply

  5. Haiti will belong to the U.S.S.A., but more importantly, it’s OIL WILL BELONG TO THE U.S.S.A. now that the military has essentially just INVADED THEM.

    notice how fast the faux israeli effort pulled out, to leave the organ grabbing ISRAELI bastards in there in the shadows to do their harvesting of human organs under the U.S.S.A. military flag :)

    how pathetic, Amerika! How fucking pathetic you ALL ARE!!!!!

    Comment by U.S.S.A. IS SCUM AND VIILLAINY PERSONAFIED | January 27, 2010 | Reply

    • The Haiti offshore oil estimate is based on very thin sampling. Using such methods one could make the same claim for most any island near the Gulf of Mexico. Furthermore a land based occupation force is hardly needed to benefit from a nations offshore oil.

      Haiti is a treasure trove of millions of desperate menial laborers. Exploiting them to the maximum might require boots on the ground.

      Comment by aletho | January 27, 2010 | Reply

  6. Haiti has many resources: Gold, Iridium and new oil findings.

    All these national treasures will be taken away through the IMF scam.

    I HATE AMERICA and ITS SCUM POPULATION. Thought the German Nazis were bad? Germany’s population was never 99% brainwashed.

    Also the help scams, important help had to wait until the cameras could record the Jews and the US “teams”.

    Comment by Holocaust Gaza | January 27, 2010 | Reply

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