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Angry Venezuelans wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

18 May 2019

CARACAS/PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela Angry drivers queued for hours in towns across Venezuela on Friday as fuel shortages worsened in the South American nation following a plunge in gasoline imports and a stoppage at the nation's second-largest oil refinery.

Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond

16 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset.

UPDATE 2-Venezuela's ad-hoc PDVSA board begins payment on Citgo-backed 2020 bond

16 May 2019

CARACAS, May 16 Venezuela's ad-hoc board of directors for state oil company PDVSA, appointed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, said on Thursday it has made an interest payment on its bond maturing in 2020, delaying uncertainty over its crown jewel U.S. asset.

Venezuela opposition, government leaders travel to Norway for possible talks

16 May 2019

CARACAS Representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition have traveled to Norway to discuss potential options following a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, according to four opposition sources familiar with the situation.

Venezuela opposition, government leaders travel to Norway for possible talks

15 May 2019

CARACAS Representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition have travelled to Norway to discuss potential talks following a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, according to four opposition sources familiar with the situation.

As Maduro cracks down, Venezuela legislators see intimidation

11 May 2019

CARACAS A Venezuelan opposition legislator on Friday fled to Colombia while others said threatening messages had been spray-painted on their homes or intelligence agents had been following them, amid a broad crackdown by President Nicolas Maduro against congress.

Venezuela opposition figure, facing arrest warrant, says he met with generals

03 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, evading arrest in a Spanish diplomatic residence, on Thursday disclosed he met with senior military officials before a failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro this week. | Video

Hemmed in by sanctions, Venezuela central bank moves forex operations to cash

03 May 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's central bank has begun using piles of cash rather than electronic transfer to sell foreign exchange to local banks, according to five finance sector sources, a sign of how the nation's economy has become increasingly primitive amid a hyperinflationary meltdown.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-New York Fed cracks down on Puerto Rico banks following Venezuela sanctions

22 Apr 2019

CARACAS, April 18 U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico's $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters.

Exclusive: New York Fed cracks down on Puerto Rico banks following Venezuela sanctions

19 Apr 2019

CARACAS U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico's $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.