A subsidiary of Rosneft has taken over some contract discussions with local service providers in Venezuela, stepping in for PDVSA on joint projects with the state-owned oil company.
In January, the Trump administration predicted Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s imminent downfall as he wrestled with an energized opposition, U.S. oil sanctions and international isolation. Today, he appears in firm control. This wasn’t supposed to happen.
…m per cent has been forthcoming. Multilateral development banks should be taking a lead in addressing the problem, by putting funding programmes together to assist the refugees and the countries…
Brazilian police launched an operation on Friday to break up a smuggling ring that it said had exported 1.2 tonnes of illegal gold bought since 2017 from wildcat miners in the frontier region between Brazil and Venezuela.
Latin American lender CAF and the United Nations are seeking to provide financing to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to improve electricity supply in the crisis-stricken nation that is suffering chronic blackouts, the two institutions told Reuters.
Fifteen countries in the Americas agreed on Tuesday to ban 29 Venezuelans, including the oil-producing country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, and his close allies, from traveling within their borders as part of diplomatic efforts to push him to step down.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro are facing a new challenge in the form of an influence-peddling scandal that has left disillusioned Venezuelans wondering if Guaido’s moment has passed.
The United States targeted six oil tankers in fresh Venezuela-related sanctions on Tuesday.
The lawmakers were involved in writing letters of support for a Colombian national, Carlos Lizcano, despite evidence of his ties to Alex Saab, another Colombian man who is under U.S. sanction for corruption associated with Maduro’s state-backed food distribution program.
Venezuela’s opposition on Sunday said it will investigate alleged wrongdoing within its ranks after a media outlet reported that a group of opposition lawmakers had unduly advocated for a businessman linked to the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
- Venezuelan opposition to investigate report of wrongdoing by lawmakers (Swissinfo: Dec 1, 2019 at 7:15 PM)
- Venezuelan opposition to investigate report of wrongdoing by lawmakers (Reuters: Dec 1, 2019 at 7:09 PM)