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Exclusive-Tweets about fuel shortages led to Venezuelan oil union leader's arrest, document shows

May 27 2021

CARACAS Venezuelan law enforcement officers arrested an oil workers' union leader last fall in part due to concerns his tweets about fuel shortages would "generate commotion and panic," according to a transcript of a court hearing reviewed by Reuters.

Venezuela keen on J&J vaccine but seeks details on side effects, official says

Apr 26 2021

CARACAS (Reuters) -Venezuela is interested in acquiring the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine for its inoculation campaign, parliament chief Jorge Rodriguez said on Monday, adding that authorities want to know more about its side effects.

Venezuelan farmers seek permission to import diesel amid shortages

Mar 18 2021

CARACAS, March 18 Venezuelan farmers said on Thursday that they had asked the government to allow them to import diesel themselves to alleviate shortages of the fuel that are hindering food production and distribution.

Exclusive: 'Perfect trips' - Venezuela ships jet fuel to Iran in exchange for gasoline, sources say

Feb 23 2021

CARACAS/MEXICO CITY Venezuela is shipping jet fuel to Iran in return for vital gasoline imports for the South American nation as part of a swap deal agreed by the two state-run oil firms, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Venezuela grants house arrest to PDVSA managers convicted of leaking information

Feb 10 2021

CARACAS, Feb 10 Venezuela on Wednesday granted house arrest to two managers at state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela who were convicted on charges of divulging confidential information, their defense attorney said in a telephone interview.

Venezuela Socialist Party and opposition convene rival parliaments after disputed vote

Jan 05 2021

CARACAS Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Tuesday inaugurated a parliament controlled by allies of President Nicolas Maduro, while the opposition convened a rival committee of legislators in a virtual session, following disputed elections on Dec. 6.

U.S., EU say they do not recognize Venezuela parliamentary vote

Dec 07 2020

CARACAS (Reuters) -The United States, the European Union and more than a dozen Latin American countries said on Monday they would not recognize the results of a parliamentary election in Venezuela, which saw allies of President Nicolas Maduro win a majority.

Venezuela eyes oil reform and dialogue with U.S., Maduro's son says

Dec 03 2020

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party would consider reforming the country's oil law if it retakes control of the legislature after the Dec. 6 election, Nicolas Maduro Guerra, son of the country's president and a candidate for congress, said on Thursday.

Venezuela eyes oil reform and dialogue with U.S., Maduro's son says

Dec 03 2020

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela, Dec 3 Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party would consider reforming the country's oil law if it retakes control of the legislature after the Dec. 6 election, Nicolas Maduro Guerra, son of the country's president and a candidate for congress, said on Thursday.

Gasoline-starved Venezuela squeezed by U.S. seizure of Iranian fuel cargoes

Aug 14 2020

CARACAS/NEW YORK Venezuela had few options for obtaining gasoline on Friday after the United States seized four Iranian fuel shipments en route to the fuel-starved South American country, where protests intensified over widespread gasoline shortages.

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