In case it is not clear, Citgo was not "profitable" in the normal sense before Chavez. It was pumping its profits to the USA. That
is not a company but a colonial foothold. Labour strife showed up at Citgo right on queue when the Chavez cut off the criminal
transfer pricing racket. So this strife is manipulation BS and not some genuine discontent. In fact, just like in the USA any
labour union in Venezuela would have been totally corrupt and beholden to the company owners. In the case of Citgo the real
owners were Americans even if it was supposed to be a Venezuelan company.
We also see that Goebbels's style lie repetition works. I recall a whole stream of NATzO fake stream media drivel pieces over
how Citgo was "run into the ground" by Chavez. That is cheesy lying at max. These "journalists" couldn't be bothered with
Citgo before Chavez and never gave any context. Just like all propaganda. If Citgo was "run into the ground" where
was all the money for Chavez's social programs coming from? I know, you will say inflation and money printing, BS. Inflation
was another NATzO propaganda talking point with routine claims that under Chavez it hit the stratosphere. More BS. It
was higher during the 1990s before Chavez. And inflation does not automatically imply money printing. Greed inflation is
real and more government spending can drive it up since the merchant parasites never miss an opportunity. Also, inflation
is always a problem in weak economies. This is true in Latin America, Russia and around the world. The problem cannot
be explained with sound bites and rinky dink fake stream media pieces.