(NEW YORK POST) — Perhaps no American will mourn Hugo Chavez more than Joe Kennedy.
For years, the eldest son of the late Robert F. Kennedy has relied on the Venezuelan strongman to prop up his charity with tens of millions of dollars in donated oil.
The steady flow of heating oil allowed the former congressman from Massachusetts to portray himself — and Chavez — as heroes to the poor even as Kennedy and his wife pull down more than $1 million in salary and benefits from a web of for-profit and nonprofit energy concerns.
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In cloying TV ads, Kennedy said “only [Venezuelan oil giant] Citgo, the people of Venezuela and Hugo Chavez responded” to his request for heating-oil donations.