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Venezuelan baseball's bid to save sanctions-shortened season hits snag

11 Nov 2019

CARACAS The U.S. Treasury Department has told Major League Baseball that a change to its sanctions on Venezuela last week does not allow MLB to resume a partnership with the Venezuelan baseball league, according to a person familiar with the matter.

U.S. issues some exemptions to Venezuela sanctions, targets more officials

05 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The Trump administration on Tuesday issued licenses allowing some U.S. companies to pay taxes in Venezuela in spite of a broad U.S. sanctions regime, but also issued more sanctions on top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government.

UPDATE 3-U.S. issues some exemptions to Venezuela sanctions, targets more officials

05 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Nov 5 The Trump administration on Tuesday issued licenses allowing some U.S. companies to pay taxes in Venezuela in spite of a broad U.S. sanctions regime, but also issued more sanctions on top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government.

From hiding within Venezuela, lawmaker pledges to 'intensify the fight'

04 Nov 2019

CARACAS A Venezuelan opposition lawmaker whose parliamentary immunity was stripped last month said he is being targeted by President Nicolas Maduro for calling anti-government protests, at a time when the troubled OPEC nation has largely avoided a wave of unrest sweeping South America.

Venezuela's Maduro pledges funds for Argentine shipyard to finish PDVSA tankers

04 Nov 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday pledged funds for a state-owned Argentine shipyard to finish building two long- overdue tankers for state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, which is struggling with a diminished tanker fleet.

In oil-rich region, Venezuelans fear catastrophe if Trump forces Chevron to leave

18 Oct 2019

LA CAÑADA DE URDANETA, Venezuela With the $2 he earns in wages each week working as a cargo driver for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, 56-year-old Freddy Brito cannot even afford to buy one kilogram (2.2 lb) of cheese.

Venezuela's PDVSA expects crude output rebound in 2020: document

10 Oct 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's cash-strapped state-run oil company PDVSA expects crude output to rebound to above 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) next year, according to a copy of the company's 2020 budget seen by Reuters, a figure nearly double current levels.

Venezuela's PDVSA expects crude output rebound in 2020 -document

10 Oct 2019

CARACAS, Oct 9 Venezuela's cash-strapped state-run oil company PDVSA expects crude output to rebound to above 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) next year, according to a copy of the company's 2020 budget seen by Reuters, a figure nearly double current levels.

Venezuela designers turn to piracy after Adobe announces it will cut service

10 Oct 2019

CARACAS Venezuelans desperately explored piracy workarounds on Tuesday to continue using Adobe programs after the software developer said it will cut access to its products for the country's users, citing U.S. sanctions.

Exclusive: As Trump grows frustrated on Venezuela, U.S. to 'squeeze' Cuba, scrutinise Russia

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and is taking a "closer look" at Russia's role in helping him remain in power, the U.S. special envoy on Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, told Reuters.

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