Venezuela’s Government Donated $500G To Trump’s Inauguration

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Inaugural committee records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA was one of the biggest corporate donors to events surrounding the swearing-in ceremony of President Donald Trump.

The socialist nation, whose people are struggling to get food and medicines, made a $500,000 donation, records released Wednesday show.

PDVSA made the donation through a U.S. affiliate, Citgo Petroleum, soon after offering a nearly 50 percent stake in Citgo to the Russian oil giant Rosneft as collateral for a $1.5 billion loan, The Guardian reported.

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Tech Schools Chief Torres Resigns Amid Investigations


Dr. Nivea Torres has resigned amid allegations of abuse of state funds.



Nivea L. Torres has resigned as superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System, 5½ weeks after being suspended while state officials investigated her approval of more than $4.5 million in payments to a public relations firm since 2014.

The state’s education commissioner, Dianna Wentzell, and the chairman of the CTHSS board, Roberty Trefry, announced Monday evening that they had accepted Torres’ resignation, effective next Monday.

They issued a brief statement recognizing “Dr. Torres’ contributions to the Technical High School System.”

But they didn’t talk about the status of the probe by state and federal officials ...

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