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Thursday, March 7, 2013

CITGO flies flags at half staff for Hugo Chavez

In the wake of Hugo Chavez's death, CITGO has decided to lower its flags to half staff at offices in Texas and Louisiana.

Via Fox News:
Out of respect for President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan-owned oil refinery Citgo flew its flags at half staff outside its Houston and Lake Charles, La., offices Wednesday, sparking outcry from drivers passing by.

In Houston, the flags at the refinery were lowered to half staff as late as this afternoon, and caused a number of people to look twice as they drove by. James Post, an assistant project manager at an engineering and construction firm in Harris County, told the sight was "jarring" and "deeply disappointing."

U.S. protocol allows for flags to be lowered for foreign dignitaries and Post recognized Citgo's right to do so as a private company. However, he said upon seeing the American or Texas flag at half staff, he questioned the person being honored; and said his mind "immediately jumped to the last time we did this in the Houston-area and it was for Neil Armstrong, so, you wonder."
As much as the outcry from "drivers passing by" was warranted, there is simply still not enough outrage from Americans.

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