Economy

January 7, 2009 6:19 PM

Venezuela reinstates free home heating oil for poor in U.S.

Critics of President Hugo Chavez had pummeled him since Monday for suspending a program that he had milked for its maximum publicity. Then on Wednesday, the Venezuelan government reversed course and announced that Citgo, its U.S. oil subsidiary, would resume providing free home heating oil to poor residents throughout the United States.

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