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Venezuela shakes up PDVSA management as oil production tanks: sources

18 Oct 2018

CARACAS Venezuela is tapping at least five new top executives to state oil company PDVSA, six sources said on Wednesday, but the changes are unlikely to halt the unraveling of the OPEC member's oil industry under military management.

Fleeing hardship at home, Venezuelan migrants struggle abroad, too

15 Oct 2018

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia Every few minutes, the reeds along the Tachira River rustle. | Video

Exclusive: Shell seeks to sell Venezuela JV stake to France's Maurel & Prom - sources

12 Oct 2018

MEXICO CITY/CARACAS Royal Dutch Shell Plc is negotiating the sale of its stake in a Venezuelan oil joint venture to Paris-based Maurel & Prom , three sources said this week, a move to scale down its crude business in the ailing OPEC-member country to focus on gas.

Cash-strapped Venezuela sets new wages for oil workers as protests simmer

10 Oct 2018

CARACAS Venezuela on Wednesday increased wages for workers at state energy company PDVSA after employees staged small protests to decry meager salaries amid the OPEC nation's economic meltdown.

Venezuela's Maduro heads to New York, Trump says open to meeting

27 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS/CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro headed for New York on Wednesday to attend the United Nations General Assembly and U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be open to meeting the socialist leader of the crisis-stricken South American nation. | Video

Venezuela jails 34 store managers on charges of price gouging

21 Sep 2018

CARACAS Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that 34 supermarket managers had been jailed on charges of hiding food and gouging prices, in the leftist government's latest crackdown on businesses as the country struggles under a severe economic downturn.

Venezuelan firemen face trial for donkey video mocking Maduro - rights groups

17 Sep 2018

CARACAS Two Venezuelans firemen who made a viral video portraying President Nicolas Maduro as a donkey were jailed on Sunday pending trial on charges of inciting hate and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, right groups said.

Venezuelan firemen jailed after donkey video mocking Maduro - rights groups

14 Sep 2018

CARACAS Two Venezuelan firefighters were detained by military officers this week as suspects behind the making of a viral video that mocked unpopular President Nicolas Maduro by likening him to a donkey touring a fire station, two rights groups said on Friday.

UPDATE 4-Venezuela hands China more oil presence, but no mention of new funds

14 Sep 2018

BEIJING/CARACAS, Sept 14 Venezuela gave China another stake in the OPEC member's oil industry and signed several other deals in the energy sector, but Beijing made no mention of new funds for Caracas during President Nicolas Maduro's visit to his government's key financier on Friday.

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