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You're hearing angry reaction today over the way -- oil giant is choosing to mourn the death of -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
-- -- he's the man who once referred to.
George Bush or former president as the devil and you constantly rail on American values and policies and on and on he went.
The -- is coming from Citgo stations and that is not a particular surprise since the company is owned by the Venezuelan government.
Exactly explain -- the company decided to lower the American flag to half staff at its US locations.
Trace Gallagher has the details about what's the -- Trace.
The flags -- report half -- -- corporates Christi and Houston Texas as well as Lake Charles, Louisiana and people and all of those places were -- -- you have to remember the last time flags were at half staff in Texas.
Was when Neil Armstrong died ironic considering who go Chavez once said that he didn't believe.
The United States actually landed on the -- you mention he called George W.
Bush the devil.
He also accused the united states of using a device that caused the earthquake in Haiti.
His anti American rhetoric was intense and it was sustained.
If you look at some social networking sites there are some comments supporting the flags being lowered to half staff but.
The vast majority are outraged Citgo released a statement detailing their sense of loss but really not explaining -- thing.
About lowering the flag saying and I'm quoting here.
President Hugo Chavez leaves behind a legacy of support for the underprivileged.
And promotion of social justice that transcends.
Geographical boundaries -- title four of the US code allows the flag to be lowered for the death of foreign leaders but clearly most people do not believe.
This even comes close to qualifying.
And again -- -- The the whole company owned entirely.
By the Venezuelan government still no reaction as to why.
They lowered those plants that aren't -- thank you.
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