Officials from Venezuela and Massachusetts have signed a deal providing cheap heating oil to low-income homes in the US state.
The fuel will be sold at some 40% below market prices to thousands of homes over the winter months. Local congressman William Delahunt described the deal as "an expression of humanitarianism at its very best".
Talks are under way to agree a similar deal to provide discounted heating oil from Venezuela to low-income residents in New York's Bronx district.
Chavez is also kicking a US missionary group out of Venezuela.
"The New Tribes are leaving Venezuela," Mr Chavez said at a ceremony to present land titles and farming equipment to members of Venezuela's indigenous population.
"This is an irreversible decision that I have made. We don't want the New Tribes here. Enough colonialism!"
He added that he had yet to sign the expulsion order and was giving New Tribes time to "gather their stuff".
I have to say I get a kick out of Chavez.