Venezuelan Government Monopoly Is Now Sox 'Partner'
We all love the iconic CITGO sign that looms over Kenmore Square and Fenway Park—but that all started back when CITGO (originally Cities Service) was an American-owned company (Southland) based in Houston. As CITGO's own corporate website now points out, "In September, 1986, Southland sold a 50 percent interest in CITGO to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. PDVSA acquired the remaining half of CITGO in January, 1990." So, as the Red Sox announce their new "partnership" with CITGO, fans should remember that the Venezuelan government has been one of the most virulent anti-American regimes in the world. This has held true even after the departure of the moronic Hugo Chávez—as his former lackey is now in charge of the country. Just so you know—do what you want.