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Venezuelan government mulls sending lawmakers back to opposition assembly

16 Sep 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's government said on Monday it was evaluating sending some of its lawmakers back to the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which President Nicolas Maduro has called an illegal institution, as part of new talks with one opposition faction.

Venezuela government, opposition talking despite stalled Norway-backed dialogue: sources

12 Sep 2019

CARACAS A group of Venezuelan government officials and opposition activists are quietly holding talks focused on the economy despite the stalling of a formal dialogue mediated by Norway, according to nine sources involved.

Venezuela gold reserves drop by $1 billion in first half 2019

03 Sep 2019

CARACAS Gold reserves held by Venezuela's central bank fell by $1 billion in the first half of 2019, official data released this week showed, amid opposition accusations that the government is selling the precious metal abroad to raise revenue in the face of U.S. sanctions.

Venezuela gold reserves drop by $1 bln in first half 2019

03 Sep 2019

CARACAS, Sept 3 Gold reserves held by Venezuela's central bank fell by $1 billion in the first half of 2019, official data released this week showed, amid opposition accusations that the government is selling the precious metal abroad to raise revenue in the face of U.S. sanctions.

Exclusive: T. Rowe Price held talks with Guaido team on Venezuela PDVSA 2020 payment

29 Aug 2019

CARACAS T. Rowe Price has held informal talks with advisors of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido about financing a $913 million payment on state oil firm PDVSA's 2020 bond, an executive at the U.S. fund manager told Reuters, adding the plan would only work if Washington alters sanctions on Venezuela.

Cold, hard euros: Venezuela turns to European cash after U.S. sanctions

23 Aug 2019

CARACAS From supermarket checkouts in the capital Caracas to electronics stores in the central city of Maracay, Venezuelans struggling with hyperinflation and a deep economic crisis are turning to a new form of payment: euros in cash.

In Venezuela talks, Maduro allies said they would consider fresh elections - sources

19 Aug 2019

CARACAS Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had discussed holding a presidential election in the coming months during talks to find a breakthrough in the country's political crisis, four sources told Reuters on Monday.

Colgate warns Venezuelans not to buy fake imported toothpaste brands

13 Aug 2019

CARACAS Colgate-Palmolive Co is warning Venezuelans not buy fake versions of its toothpaste brands, leading local authorities to issue a health warning, as demand for imported products in Venezuela's dysfunctional economy encourages the spread of knock-off goods.

New Venezuela sanctions protect Citgo, encourage debt talks: opposition

06 Aug 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday celebrated a sweeping U.S. sanctions order against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, saying the measure would protect Venezuela-owned U.S.-based refiner Citgo from seizure by creditors.

New Venezuela sanctions protect Citgo, encourage debt talks - opposition

06 Aug 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday celebrated a sweeping U.S. sanctions order against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, saying the measure would protect Venezuela-owned U.S.-based refiner Citgo from seizure by creditors.

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