Controversy after Lake Charles Citgo facility flies flag half-mast after death of Chavez

Controversy after Lake Charles Citgo facility flies flag half-mast after death of Chavez
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:45pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:49pm

A few Louisianans are upset after an American flag at a Citgo facility in the Lake Charles area was flown at half-staff after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday.

The refinery is actually owned by the Venezuelan government.

According to the U.S. code, if a foreign dignitary or official dies, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to presidential instructions or orders.

Citgo released a statement saying Chavez promoted social justice across boundaries.

Chavez died yesterday at 58-years-old after succumbing to an infection related to his cancer surgery.

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