November 22, 2017 / 11:19 PM / 3 months ago

Venezuela taps Chavez cousin as new Citgo president after arrests

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez, a former oil minister and cousin of the late leader Hugo Chavez, as the new president of U.S.-based refiner Citgo a day after authorities arrested its acting president on corruption accusations. [nL1N1NR10J]

President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement in a broadcast on state television.

Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Chris Reese

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