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

National Assembly: “The parliamentarian Gilber Caro should never have been jailed”

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 National Assembly said on Twitter. Verder lezen

Reuters | Canada suspends Venezuela embassy operations, reviewing Maduro envoy

Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Reuters

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 on Sunday. Verder lezen

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

Mariana Navas, a six-year-old girl who is in care at the public Jose Manuel de los Rios hospital for leukemia, is seen at a picture along with doctors and an ill friend, at her flat before heading to the hospital to receive treatment | Reuters

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 coffin covered in cuddly toys and cartoon drawings, one of four children who have died this month in Venezuela’s main pediatric hospital. Verder lezen

Reuters | Return of firebrand opposition leader Lopez energizes Venezuelan protests

Angus Berwick, Vivian Sequera

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez address a crowd of supporters in Caracas, Venezuela April 30, 2019. REUTERS

CARACAS (Reuters) – When Felix Garcia woke up on Tuesday he was fired up by surprising news – Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, under house arrest for the past two years, had appeared in public. Verder lezen

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

Reliance says not involved in 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 it is not in violation of any U.S. sanctions, according to a statement from India’s giant oil refining company on Saturday. Verder lezen

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

Marianna Parraga

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

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 to oust him from power, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. Verder lezen

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

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler | Reuters

(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 Citgo, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela. Verder lezen

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

Mayela Armas, Corina Pons

Under the terms of the 2015 deal with Citigroup’s Citibank, Venezuela was due to repay $1.1 billion of the loan on March 11

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 deadline for repurchasing them expired this month, sources said, a setback for President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to hold onto the country’s fast-shrinking reserves. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in US

Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, Bolivia and Mexico have thrown their weight behind Maduro | Foto: The Venezuelan Consulate in New York

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 opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Verder lezen

Reuters | Billions spent, little to show

DUELLING PARTNERS: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, holds a replica of the sword of Simon Bolivar, a national hero, as Igor Sechin, CEO of Russian oil firm Rosneft, looks on| REUTERS

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 Russian state, has yet to show a profit. Verder lezen

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

By Marianna Parraga

A Citgo, Valero (PDVSA) refinery in Aruba, several miles off the coast from Venezuela

(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 accept because of U.S. sanctions on the South American nation and its state-run energy firm PDVSA. Verder lezen

Reuters | Venezuela’s PDVSA declares emergency as tankers returning

In Curacao, a PDVSA operated refinery got a court order to free the seized tanker Icaro and place its oil in storage until the dispute is resolved

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 PDVSA on Tuesday to declare a maritime emergency, according to a document from the state-run firm and sources. Verder lezen

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

Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova

“We are going to make industrial investments to produce everything we need in our country with the Russian Federation’s help,” said Delcy Rodriguez. “We (Venezuela and Russia) are strategic partners.”

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 on Friday, a move she said was designed to help safeguard her country’s assets. Verder lezen

Reuters | Curacao refinery gets court order for unloading Venezuelan oil

Sailu Urribarri

The 335,000-barrel-per-day Curacao refinery halted operations last spring after U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips brought legal action to collect on a $2 billion arbitration award | Antilliaans Dagblad

(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 Venezuela’s state-run company PDVSA, Refineria di Korsou said in a statement on Monday. Verder lezen

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