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Venezuela has spent USD 250
million to lobby in the United States

El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 8/30/2014 3:59:56 PM

Under the government of deceased President Hugo Chávez, Venezuela used three legal mechanisms available in the United States to lobby and influence on decision making. For such purpose, the nation paid USD 20,722,646. In 1999-2014, state-run oil holding Pdvsa and its subsidiary based in the United States, Citgo Petroleum, have invested USD 4,433,933 and USD 5,483,993 respectively, in lobbying at the US Congress, for a lump sum of USD $9,917,986, according to Openscrets.org, a political liability center, and Sunlight Foundation. Both organizations track and break down data of the US legislature.

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The Chavista influence runs deep - from Joe Kennedy to Ayers to the Three Stooges: Delahunt, Meeks & McGovern. Miller of California is another one as is Serrano of the Bronx. Chavista oil cash flings hard. Ain´t it nice to see this kind of cash governing the country in which you live?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/30/2014 5:13:48 PM     (No. 9987568)

The people running that country now are fools and klutzes and they´re asking DC for help when they have their own share of fools.This is just another example of a failed communist state that makes people depend too much on government.

Chavez wasted billions in national wealth trying to be a player in the world´s seedy underground.Why did they need to buy so much pricey military equipment,they have no serious enemies in the area.The gov. even controlled the flow of toilet paper and botched that.

Obama would be more than happy to bail them out under some fluffy language but everybody knows their problems are their own doing,just like Detroit and Chicago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/30/2014 11:48:36 PM     (No. 9987828)

"USD 250 million"
That would have bought a lot of toilet tissue.

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