Chavez could influence US elections with oil -aide


By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could cut off oil exports to the United States in an attempt to sway U.S. elections, an aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Friday. "I think that Americans would feel it at the pump" if firebrand leftist Chavez made good on a threat to cut off U.S. oil imports, said Carl Meacham, a senior policy advisor to Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, chairman of the committee. "It wouldn't be for ...

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