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

Steve Holland

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses speaks about the crisis in Venezuela during a visit to Florida International University in Miami, Florida, U.S., February 18, 2019 | REUTERS

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 and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Verder lezen

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

Steven Grattan

First U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans

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 medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed. Verder lezen

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

Persbureau Curacao | Reuters

De Arubaanse Citgo raffinaderij

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 PDVSA, de moedermaatschappij van het Amerikaanse raffinaderij bedrijf. Dit zei de premier van Aruba vrijdag. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russian bank

By Corina Pons and Marianna Parraga

oil operations are seen outside a building of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Caracas | REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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 recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday. Verder lezen

Reuters | PetroChina to drop PDVSA as partner in refinery project

Chen Aizhu

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)’s Dalian Petrochemical Corp refinery is seen near the downtown of Dalian in Liaoning province | REUTERS/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 China, said three sources familiar with the matter this week. Verder lezen

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

Corina Pons, Marianna Parraga

Guaido proclaimed himself president last week, but without a source of revenue or control of the military, he faces difficult odds in assuming the post, despite support across most of the Western Hemisphere.

(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 U.S. subsidiary Citgo, shortly before the United States imposed sanctions on the firm. Verder lezen

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

RdK-interim-director Marcelino ‘Chonky’ de Lannoy in parliament | Jeu Olimpio

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 company, the board said on Friday. Verder lezen

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

The corporate logo of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA is seen at a gas station in Caracas | REUTERS/Marco Bello

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] said on Tuesday its debt fell 5 percent in 2018 from a year ago to $34.6 billion, though it remains in default on most of its bonds as crude output has slumped to 70-year lows in an economic crisis. Verder lezen

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

A general view shows the Isla refinery in Willemstad | REUTERS/Andres Casares

(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 search has concluded, officials said on Friday. Verder lezen

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

President Maduro | AFP

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 ordered an end to their stay after taking office this year. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela murder rate dips, partly due to migration

Number of robberies of farmers and food distribution trucks increased in 2018 Reuters

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 crisis-stricken country, a local crime monitoring group said in a report on Thursday. Verder lezen

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

Rafael Urdaneta, who became vice president of Venezuelan Petroleum Corp (CVP) last year, will be replaced by current oil ministry official Radames Gomez,

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 nation’s crude output collapses. Verder lezen

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

Now, Tenor stands to claim around $800 million of a $1.4 billion international arbitration award that Crystallex has been trying to collect since 2016. | Getty

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. Verder lezen

Reuters | Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery

A general view shows the Isla refinery in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

(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. Verder lezen

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

Anthony Deutsch, John Shiffman

Outside view of Erasmus MC Medical Center in Rotterdam | REUTERS/Eva Plevier

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 a decade. Verder lezen

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

U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock speaks at a news conference for the launch of the “Global Humanitarian Overview 2019” at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland,

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 and migrants, who have “no prospect for return in the short to medium term”. Verder lezen

Reuters | Turkey’s Erdogan slams Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defends gold exports

Turkish president praises Venezuela’s leader in 1st visit | REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

CARACAS (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday criticized sanctions on Venezuela during a visit to Caracas, while President Nicolas Maduro defended the country’s right to export gold after U.S. sanctions last month targeted its shipments of the metal. Verder lezen

Reuters | Violence, attacks on doctors plague Venezuela hospitals:

Vivian Sequera

Venezuelans demonstrate against medicine shortages in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

CARACAS (Reuters) – After a woman died while connected to a respirator at a hospital in central Venezuela last month, one of her relatives punched the attending doctor in the chest, blaming her for the woman’s death. Verder lezen

Reuters | Rosneft chief rebukes Venezuela oil shipments

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin | (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Reuters WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — The head of Russian oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, flew to Caracas last week to meet Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and complain over delayed oil shipments designed to repay loans, two sources briefed on the conversation said on Saturday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela’s former treasurer took $1 bln in bribes

Alejandro Andrade, who ran the treasury for four years under Hugo Chavez, received properties, platinum and gold Rolex watches and Mercedes Benz vehicles

(Reuters) – Venezuela’s former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Tuesday. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela seeks to repatriate $550 million of gold from Britain

Mayela Armas

Photo Reuters – Marco Bello

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela is seeking to repatriate about $550 million in gold bars from the Bank of England because of fears it could be caught up in international sanctions on the country, two sources with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela seeks banking services in Asia, Europe

Venezuela’s Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami (C), talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela | Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela is seeking to open bank accounts in Asia and Europe to carry out hard currency transactions, Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Tuesday, as the OPEC nation seeks to overcome U.S. sanctions that have hurt its foreign commerce. Verder lezen

Reuters | Senior US lawmaker on foreign relations to visit Venezuela

Patricia Zengerle

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro meets with U.S. Senator Bob Corker at Miraflores Palace | REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will travel to Venezuela “to assess the current situation,” a spokeswoman said, amid tensions between Caracas and Washington. Verder lezen

FT | Credit Suisse censured over failings in tackling money laundering

Finma, the financial supervisor, identified weaknesses in a number of corruption scandals, including those involving the world football body Fifa, the Brazilian oil company Petrobras and the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA | : Reuters

Credit Suisse has been censured by the Swiss financial watchdog for failings in anti-money laundering, in the latest slapdown of a European bank over the handling of suspected illicit finance. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela hands China more oil presence, but no mention of new funds

Venezuela hands China more oil presence, but no mention of new funds

Venezuela gave China another stake in the OPEC member’s oil industry and signed several other deals in the energy sector, but Beijing made no mention of new funds for Caracas during President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to his government’s key financier. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela’s Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

Corina Pons

Maduro: “I am going with great expectations and we will see each other again in a few days with big achievements,”

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans. Verder lezen

Reuters | U.S. judge lets Canadian company pursue assets from Venezuela’s Citgo

Jonathan Stempel

The case is Crystallex vs Venezuela | Reuters Jonathan Bachman

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has granted a Canadian company the right to go after prized U.S. assets belonging to Venezuela, in a bid to get paid on an $1.4 billion award tied to the 2008 nationalization of its gold mining operations by the now cash-strapped South American country. Verder lezen

Reuters | PDVSA to resume use of St Eustatius oil terminal after payment deal with NuStar

PDVSA to resume use of St Eustatius oil terminal after payment deal with NuStar

HOUSTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached a payment agreement over outstanding storage fees at Statia terminal in the Caribbean island of St Eustatius, the U.S. oil company said on Monday. Verder lezen

NU | Rechter in proces tegen ex-campagneleider Trump krijgt bedreigingen

Volgens de rechter is er veel druk op hem uitgeoefend om de namen van de juryleden openbaar te maken. Hij heeft dit niet gedaan omdat hij zich zorgen maakt over hun veiligheid | ANP

De rechter in het proces tegen Paul Manafort, de vroegere campagnevoorzitter van de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump, heeft bedreigingen gekregen. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela gasoline prices should rise to international levels: Maduro

Nicolas-Maduro | FOTO CNBC

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due to fuel smuggling, President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised address on Monday. Verder lezen