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Squeezed by sanctions, Venezuela sells oil to tiny Turkish firm

Jul 08 2019

MEXICO CITY/CARACAS With U.S. sanctions blocking Venezuela from selling oil to the United States, state-owned energy firm PDVSA has turned to several little-known buyers that include a tiny Turkish company with no refineries but ties to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to internal documents and a PDVSA source.

Angry Venezuelans wait hours for fuel as shortages worsen

May 17 2019

CARACAS/PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela Angry drivers queued for hours in towns across Venezuela on Friday as fuel shortages worsened in the South American nation following a plunge in gasoline imports and a stoppage at the nation's second-largest oil refinery.

Venezuela's Maduro says Norway talks sought 'peaceful agenda' with opposition

May 17 2019

CARACAS Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition sought to "build a peaceful agenda" for the crisis-stricken South American country, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.

Venezuela's crude upgraders scale back output as exports dwindle-sources

May 15 2019

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela/CARACAS Venezuela's crucial oil upgraders have stopped processing heavy crude because a decline in exports due to U.S. sanctions has left the OPEC nation without sufficient storage space, seven sources familiar with the facilities told Reuters.

Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state

Apr 13 2019

CARACAS/MARACAIBO Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

Venezuelans rally to demand power, water and end to Maduro

Apr 06 2019

CARACAS After weeks of power cuts and limited access to water, tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to back opposition leader Juan Guaido and protest against President Nicolas Maduro, who they accuse of wrecking the economy. | Video

Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA braces for low output from crucial crude upgraders

Apr 04 2019

PUNTO FIJO/CARACAS Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA expects its crucial crude upgraders to operate well below capacity this month, according to industry sources and documents seen by Reuters, as U.S. sanctions and energy blackouts hit the OPEC nation's oil industry.

Venezuelans set up burning barricades over lack of power, water

Apr 01 2019

CARACAS Angry Venezuelans set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas and in other parts of the country on Sunday in protests over constant power outages and shortages of drinking water in the wake of two major blackouts this month. | Video

Venezuelans stage scattered protests over lack of power, water

Mar 31 2019

CARACAS, March 31 Venezuelans staged scattered protests on Sunday over constant power outages and shortages of drinking water in the wake of two major blackouts this month.

Venezuelans rally to protest chronic power outages

Mar 30 2019

CARACAS Thousands of Venezuelan opposition sympathizers protested on Saturday against recurring blackouts that crippled much of the country this month and have aggravated the OPEC nation's economic and social crisis.

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