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Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

Mar 10 2019

CARACAS Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception.

WRAPUP 4-Venezuela releases American journalist after full day in custody -media

Mar 06 2019

CARACAS, March 6 Venezuela's government released an American journalist and his local colleague on Wednesday, after they spent more than 12 hours in custody in a move that drew further international condemnation of socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Exclusive: Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week - legislator

Feb 28 2019

CARACAS At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions.

Exclusive: Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week - legislator

Feb 27 2019

CARACAS At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions.

CORRECTED-RPT-INSIGHT-How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

Feb 21 2019

EL CALLAO, Venezuela, Feb 10 Venezuela's most successful financial operations in recent years have not taken place on Wall Street, but in primitive gold-mining camps in the nation's southern reaches.

How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

Feb 21 2019

(This February 10 story corrects to remove reference to Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR)) | Video

Venezuela's Maduro ramps up legal fight against Guaido's challenge

Feb 14 2019

CARACAS/WASHINGTON Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government stepped up a legal battle against efforts to oust him on Thursday, while the opposition said the international community had pledged more than $100 million in humanitarian aid for the country.

Venezuela opposition takes steps to seize oil revenue as Maduro issues threat

Feb 13 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress named new temporary boards of directors to state-oil firm PDVSA on Wednesday, in an effort to wrest the OPEC nation's oil revenue from increasingly isolated socialist President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures' accounts to Russian bank - document, sources

Feb 10 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia's Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures' accounts to Russian bank -document, sources

Feb 09 2019

CARACAS Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia's Gazprombank AO , according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

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