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Reuters | PDVSA oil terminal declares bankruptcy

By Irina Slav for Reuters/Oilprice.com The operator of an oil terminal operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA has declared bankruptcy, blaming it on U.S. sanctions, Reuters has reported, citing...

Reuters | Citgo, Aruba reach deal to transfer control of refinery to island government

(Reuters) - U.S. refiner Citgo has reached an agreement with Aruba to transfer control of the San Nicolas refinery to the island’s government, Citgo said late on Saturday, after...

Reuters | Venezuela to move state oil firm PDVSA office from Lisbon to Moscow

Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered state oil company PDVSA’s office in Lisbon to be relocated to Moscow, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said...

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Reuters | Venezuela asks Brazil to turn over ‘deserters’ suspected of raid

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Saturday asked Brazil to hand over five military “deserters” who are suspected of involvement in a raid on a remote military outpost in southern...

Reuters | Venezuela releases six Citgo executives, detained in 2017, on house arrest

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has granted house arrest to six executives of U.S. refiner Citgo, a unit of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, who were jailed on corruption charges...

Reuters | Cuba takes another swipe at dual currency system

Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Two Havana department stores began on Monday to give change only in pesos, instead of the local dollar equivalent known as the convertible peso, in...

Reuters | Venezuela’s PDVSA reaches deal to operate Curacao refinery

CARACAS, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will operate Curacao’s 335,000 barrel-per-day Isla refinery for up to a year more, a spokesman for Curacao’s state refining...

Reuters | After Venezuelan opposition call for mass rallies, street protests underwhelm

Brian Ellsworth, Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt...

Reuters | Venezuelan oil in storage tanks to back sanctioned cryptocurrency

CARACAS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said some 30 million barrels of oil sitting in storage tanks would serve as backing for the OPEC...

Reuters | Spain orders extradition of Venezuela’s ex-intelligence chief to U.S.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court on Monday ordered the extradition of Venezuela's former military intelligence chief to the United States, reversing an earlier decision to refuse the request. Hugo...

Reuters | Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean Community reject use of force in Venezuela

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico, Uruguay and representatives of the Caribbean Community on Monday rejected the use of force and human rights violations in Venezuela, urging a peaceful and...

Reuters | Maduro says ‘thank God’ for dollarization in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro embraced the currency of his bitter rival the United States on Sunday, calling it an “escape valve” that can help the country...

Reuters | Venezuela opposition rallies against Maduro to revive momentum

Brian Ellsworth, Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition staged nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday and called for a new wave of demonstrations to revive their stalled...

Reuters | Maduro’s military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

Brian Ellsworth, Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country’s socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in...

Reuters | US slaps sanctions on five Venezuelan officials

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Venezuelan security officials and political figures, the latest round of measures taken against Caracas in an effort to...

Reuters | Venezuela exodus set to top 5 million as long-term needs grow

Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The exodus of Venezuelans is on track to reach 5 million people, as pressure grows on neighboring countries to provide them with long-term support, United...

Reuters | Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leader

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities on Saturday denied Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei entry into Venezuela, where he was scheduled to meet with opposition leader Juan Guaido. Giammattei, a conservative who...

Reuters | More oil traders, vessel operators shun links to Venezuela’s oil

MEXICO CITY/HOUSTON (Reuters) - More vessel operators and energy firms are shunning Venezuelan oil and the tankers that have carried it, according to brokers and traders familiar with the...

Reuters | As Trump grows frustrated on Venezuela, US to squeeze Cuba scrutinize Russia

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - 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...

Reuters | Toothpick and two generals helped Venezuela opposition leader survive jail

Andrew Cawthorne, Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - During four months in a small military jail cell, Venezuela’s Congress vice president scratched the days on a wall with a toothpick, held...

Reuters | Venezuela chides Peru for ‘xenophobia’ against migrants

Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government accused Peruvian authorities on Sunday of fomenting “xenophobia” against the large Venezuelan exile population after a series of incidents of...

Reuters | ABN Amro faces money laundering investigation

Bart H. Meijer AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors are investigating alleged money laundering at ABN Amro (ABNd.AS), one of the largest banks in the Netherlands, saying they suspect the lender...

Reuters | Spanish court rules to extradite fugitive Peruvian judge

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court on Monday ordered that a fugitive Peruvian Supreme Court judge should be extradited home to face charges of influence peddling among other crimes,...

Reuters | Venezuela investigates Guaido over photo with suspected Colombian criminals

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s state prosecutor’s office said on Friday it would open an investigation into Juan Guaido after the interior minister presented photos on state television showing the...

Reuters | Venezuela opposition says Norway talks must focus on elections

CARACAS (Reuters) - Norway-backed talks between Venezuela’s opposition and the government of President Nicolas Maduro must focus on elections, an opposition negotiator said on Monday, as the dialogue proceedings...

Reuters | Diplomat says US does not want military intervention in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States is not seeking a military intervention as a solution to the economic and political crisis in Venezuela, the U.S. envoy to the troubled...

Reuters | Amid Colombia rebel rearmament, US sees support from Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly providing shelter to Colombian rebel groups, a senior State Department official said in an interview, days after...

Reuters | Rosneft becomes top Venezuelan oil trader, helping offset U.S. pressure

By Olga Yagova, Chen Aizhu and Marianna Parraga MOSCOW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Russian state oil major Rosneft has become the main trader of Venezuelan crude, shipping oil to buyers...

Reuters | Venezuela’s Maduro accuses former Colombian president Uribe of plotting to kill him

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday accused former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him in cohorts with Colombia’s U.S. ambassador Francisco Santos, and...

Reuters | Venezuela’s Guaido says government plans to dissolve opposition-run legislature

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Sunday President Nicolas Maduro’s government is preparing to dissolve the opposition-run legislature and call new legislative elections, potentially escalating...

Reuters | Curacao says PM, Venezuela oil minister discussed PDVSA remaining as refinery operator

(Reuters) - Curacao’s prime minister and Venezuela’s oil minister discussed the possibility of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA remaining as the operator of the Caribbean nation’s 335,000 barrel-per-day (bpd)...

Reuters | US sanctions Cuban state-run oil firm over Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has targeted Cuba’s state-run company Cubametales as part of its Venezuela-related sanctions, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Treasury Department’s website...

Reuters | Trump committed to campaign to oust Venezuela’s Maduro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step aside to make way for opposition leader Juan...

Reuters | Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief’s visit

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled...

Reuters | Canada suspends Venezuela embassy operations, reviewing Maduro envoy

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada will suspend operations at its embassy in Venezuela immediately because its diplomats will no longer be able to obtain visas, the Canadian foreign minister said...

Reuters | Venezuela healthcare collapse: Four children die in same hospital this month

CARACAS (Reuters) - Under a wooden arch decorated with white balloons in a small house in Caracas’ largest slum, the body of 11-year-old Erick Altuve lay in a small...

Reuters | Return of firebrand opposition leader Lopez energizes Venezuelan protests

Angus Berwick, Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - When Felix Garcia woke up on Tuesday he was fired up by surprising news - Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, under house arrest...

Reuters | Reliance says not involved in any cash payment arrangement to Venezuela’s PDVSA for oil

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Reliance Industries denied involvement in any arrangements that lead to cash payments for oil supplies to Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA via third parties, and said...

Reuters | Venezuela skirts U.S. sanctions by funneling oil sales via Russia

Marianna Parraga MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed...

Reuters | Lawyers for Venezuela’s Guaido ask U.S. court to protect Citgo

(Reuters) - Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have asked a U.S. court to overturn a prior ruling allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to seize part of U.S. refiner...

Reuters | Citigroup to sell Venezuelan gold in setback to President Maduro

Mayela Armas, Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc plans to sell several tons of gold placed as collateral by Venezuela’s central bank on a $1.6 billion loan after the...

Reuters | Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in US

Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country's diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido's U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the...

Reuters | Billions spent, little to show

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reuters estimates that after sinking more than $9 billion into Venezuela in loans, acquisitions and project spending since 2010, Rosneft, which is majority owned by the...

Reuters | Citgo, Valero try to return Venezuelan oil following sanctions

By Marianna Parraga (Reuters) - The top U.S. buyers of Venezuelan oil are in the unusual position of trying to return millions of barrels of crude they need but cannot...

Reuters | Venezuela’s PDVSA declares emergency as tankers returning

Plans by the German operator of a portion of the Venezuelan state oil company’s tanker fleet to return 10 vessels because of unpaid fees prompted a unit of state-run...

Reuters | Venezuela’s Maduro moves an office of state oil company to Moscow

Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered state oil company PDVSA’s office in Lisbon to be relocated to Moscow, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said...

Reuters | Curacao refinery gets court order for unloading Venezuelan oil

Sailu Urribarri (Reuters) - A Curacao refinery has received a court order requiring shippers to discharge a cargo of Venezuelan oil seized by maritime companies due to debts owned by...

Reuters | Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or ‘lose everything’

Steve Holland MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela’s military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future...

Reuters | More US aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

Steven Grattan CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed on Saturday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where food and...

ArubaNieuws | Citgo Petroleum moet werknemers op Aruba ontslaan door Amerikaanse sancties

Persbureau Curacao | Reuters Volgens persbureau Reuters is de raffinage-eenheid van Citgo Petroleum Corp. op Aruba van plan werknemers te ontslaan. Als reden worden de sancties genoemd tegen de Venezolaanse...

Reuters | Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russian bank

By Corina Pons and Marianna Parraga CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it...

Reuters | PetroChina to drop PDVSA as partner in refinery project

Chen Aizhu SINGAPORE (Reuters) - PetroChina Co plans to drop Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) as a partner in a planned $10 billion oil refinery and petrochemical project in southern...

Reuters | Venezuela’s Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctions

Corina Pons, Marianna Parraga (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido ordered congress on Monday to appoint new boards of directors to state oil company PDVSA and...

Reuters | Curacao refinery’s supervising board looks to axe director

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Curacao refinery’s supervising board has proposed firing the facility’s director, Roderick van Kwartel, following a corruption probe related to the selection of a new operating...

Reuters | Venezuela’s PDVSA, in default, says total debt fell in 2018

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA said on Tuesday its debt fell 5 percent in 2018 from a year ago to $34.6 billion, though it remains...

Reuters | Curacao puts off selecting oil-refinery operator pending probe

(Reuters) - The government of Curacao has suspended its selection of a new operator for the Caribbean nation’s 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery until a probe into corruption allegations involving the...

Reuters | Venezuela to receive 2,000 Cuban doctors pulled from Brazil

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will receive 2,000 Cuban doctors who left Brazil following a dispute between the Communist-run island and the government of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who...

Reuters | Venezuela murder rate dips, partly due to migration

CARACAS (Reuters) - The murder rate in Venezuela, one of the world’s highest-crime countries, dipped in 2018 as some criminals apparently joined millions of law-abiding compatriots in leaving the...

Reuters | Venezuela replaces chief overseeing state-run oil firm’s joint ventures

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has replaced the executive overseeing state-run PDVSA’s oil-production joint ventures, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, the latest shakeup as the OPEC...

Reuters | Want to sue Venezuela for millions? These firms can help …

WILMINGTON, Del, Dec 21 (Reuters) - As Venezuela collapses, one little-known U.S. investment fund is poised to win big from litigation against its socialist government: Tenor Capital Management. Since 2012,...

Reuters | Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery

(Reuters) - Motiva Enterprises has preliminarily been chosen by the government of Curacao to operate the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery, replacing Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, local media said on Saturday. The...

Reuters | Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

Anthony Deutsch, John Shiffman AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for...

Reuters | UN seeks $738M to help Venezuela’s neighbors handle migrant flood

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking $738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees...

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