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Venezuela in fresh defaults on two bonds: S&P

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Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet

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¿Cómo se fabrica la noticia del 'default' en Venezuela? - Diario Co Latino

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Em Madri, Rajoy recebe ex-prefeito de Caracas que fugiu da Venezuela

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Em Madri, Rajoy recebe ex-prefeito de Caracas que fugiu da Venezuela


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Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela

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Los opositores que han huido de Venezuela - France 24

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Top executives of U.S.-based Citgo detained in Venezuela corruption probe
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Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports
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Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports
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Venezuela in fresh defaults on two bonds: S&P
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Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source
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Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela- source
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela’s growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry. Five of the arrested executives are dual citizens of Venezuela and the United States: Tomeu Vadell, vice president of refining operations; Alirio Zambrano, vice president and general manager of Corpus Christi refinery; Jose Luis Zambrano, vice president of shared services; Gustavo Cardenas, vice president of strategic shareholder relations, government and public affairs; Jorge Toledo, vice president of supply and marketing   Read More ...
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Former Venezuelan diplomat faces death threats as he takes on the Maduro regime
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Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet
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10 missing after boat sinks near Venezuela-Colombia border
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Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet
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Ocho detenidos en Venezuela por fuga del opositor Antonio Ledezma
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Colombia protests Venezuela military border incursion
BOGOTA: Colombia issued a formal protest to neighbouring Venezuela on Tuesday after Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border between the two countries and landed in Colombian territory aboard helicopters. A team of investigators traveled to Vetas de Oriente, in the border department of Tibu, and found that on Nov 15 and 16 Venezuelan military personnel "entered Colombian territory aboard helicopters," the foreign ministry said   Read More ...
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Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet
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Venezuela prende diretores da filial nos EUA de sua petroleira estatal
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Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, and five other executives for their alleged involvement in a corruption scheme, officials said Tuesday. Jose Pereira and five Citgo vice presidents have been detained on suspicion of embezzlement stemming from a $4 billion agreement to refinance company bonds, chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab said   Read More ...
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Presidente da filial da PDVSA nos EUA é detido por corrupção na Venezuela
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Colombia protests Venezuelan military crossing border
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Colombia protests Venezuelan military crossing border
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Colombia protests Venezuelan military crossing border
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Ensaio sobre crise na Venezuela vence prêmio norte-americano de fotografia
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Acting Citgo president detained in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company’s U.S. subsidiary, and five other executives for their alleged involvement in a corruption scheme, officials said Tuesday. Chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab said Jose Pereira and five Citgo vice presidents have been detained on suspicion of embezzlement stemming from a $4 billion agreement to refinance company bonds   Read More ...
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Venezuela arrests head of U.S. refiner Citgo in graft sweep
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday arrested the acting president of its U.S.-based refiner Citgo and five of the subsidiary’s top executives as part of a spiraling corruption purge in the OPEC country’s oil industry. State Prosecutor Tarek Saab has declared a “crusade” against “organized crime” within PDVSA, and has now arrested around 50 oil managers since taking office in August   Read More ...
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Venezuela prende presidente de filial americana da petroleira PDVSA
Autoridades da Venezuela prenderam nesta terça-feira (21) em Caracas o presidente interino da Citgo —a filial da petroleira PDVSA nos Estados Unidos— por suposta corrupção. Além de José Pereira, também foram detidos cinco vice-presidentes da subsidiária da estatal venezuelana. O procurador-geral venezuelano, Tarek William Saab, afirmou que os diretores presos assinaram em julho um acordo milionário para refinanciar a dívida da Citgo em condições desfavoráveis à Venezuela e que comprometia a refinaria americana ao colocá-la como garantia   Read More ...
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Acting Citgo president detained in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say they have detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, for alleged corruption. Chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday that Jose Pereira and five Citgo vice presidents have been detained on suspicion of embezzlement. Saab said Citgo executives requested loans that would be unfavorable for state oil giant PDVSA and offered confidential information to a competitor   Read More ...
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Acting Citgo president detained in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say they have detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, for alleged corruption. Chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday that Jose Pereira and five Citgo vice presidents have been detained on suspicion of embezzlement. Saab said Citgo executives requested loans that would be unfavorable for state oil giant PDVSA and offered confidential information to a competitor   Read More ...
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Venezuela arrests six top executives from US-based oil company
Venezuelan authorities have arrested six executives from a US-based oil refinery, the country’s chief prosecutor has revealed. Reports said that authorities arrested Jose Pereira, the acting president of Citgo, a US-based andVenezuelan-owned refinery, during an event at state oil company PDVSA’s headquarters in Caracas. Five other executives from the company were also detained. Reuters said that prosecutor Tarek Saab said he was leading a crusade against “organized crime” within PDVSA   Read More ...
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Venezuela arrests acting president of U.S. refiner Citgo
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities arrested the acting president of its U.S.-based refiner Citgo and five of the subsidiary’s top executives on corruption accusations, the chief prosecutor said on Tuesday. Prosecutor Tarek Saab has said he is leading a “crusade” against “organized crime” within PDVSA. Since taking office in August, he has arrested around 50 oil managers in the widening graft operation   Read More ...
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Diez desaparecidos deja naufragio en Colombia de nave que zarpó de Venezuela
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Venezuela detains acting president of U.S. refinery Citgo: sources
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday detained the acting president of its U.S.-based refinery Citgo, Jose Pereira, in Caracas, according to two industry sources with knowledge of the matter. The sources did not immediately give a reason for the arrest, but Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab has said he is leading a “crusade” against corruption in oil-rich Venezuela, with almost 50 officials arrested in the last few months   Read More ...
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Fifa bans former bosses of Guam, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan FAs
Fifa has given life bans to the former presidents of the Guam, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan football associations for corruption. Guam's Richard Lai, Venezuela's Rafael Esquivel and Nicaragua's Julio Rocha have been banned from all football-related activities for life. Football's world governing body began investigating Lau when he pleaded guilty to fraud in the USA in April. Esquivel and Rocha also pleaded guilty to fraud in May 2015   Read More ...
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Buscan a 10 náufragos en río de frontera de Colombia y Venezuela
21 de noviembre de 2017 09:39 Buscan a 10 náufragos en río de frontera de Colombia y Venezuela Una procedente de Venezuela con 18 personas a bordo naufragó hoy, 21 de noviembre de 2017, en territorio colombiano y ocho de sus pasajeros fueron rescatados de inmediato por brigadas de socorro que buscan a los demás ocupantes, informó la Defensa Civil. El accidente ocurrió en el fronterizo río Orinoco y al parecer se originó por el choque de la embarcación contra una roca   Read More ...
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Venezuela pumps below OPEC target
As Venezuela's energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the country's OPEC output target, rival producers have started to plug the gap, according to OPEC and industry sources and US government data. The South American country's oil output hit a 28-year low in October as state-owned oil giant PDVSA struggled to find the funds to drill wells, maintain oilfields and keep pipelines and ports working   Read More ...
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