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Venezuela's woes poised to hit U.S. oilfield service firms' earnings


HOUSTON U.S. oilfield service companies exposed to Venezuela face new hits to earnings from the South American nation's ongoing economic turmoil and U.S. sanctions on the country and state-run oil company PDVSA.

Venezuelans flock to Colombia in last half of 2017: government

BOGOTA The number of Venezuelans living in Colombia jumped 62 percent in the last half of 2017 to more than 550,000, its migration authority said on Friday, as Venezuela's economic devastation hastens migration to the neighboring country.

Jan 19 2018

Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

CARACAS Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants.

Jan 19 2018

Crisis-hit Venezuela's oil output plummets in 2017 to decades low

HOUSTON/CARACAS Venezuela's crude oil production fell nearly 13 percent last year, according to figures released by OPEC on Thursday, hitting a 28-year annual low that points to a deepening economic crisis and increased chances of a debt default.

Jan 18 2018

Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas. | Video

Jan 17 2018

EU likely to hit Venezuelan officials with sanctions: diplomats

BRUSSELS Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country's powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU seeks to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resolve a political crisis.

Jan 17 2018

Rogue ex-policeman, six others die in Venezuela forces raid

CARACAS Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other anti-government militants, the interior minister said on Tuesday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations.

Jan 16 2018

U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday warned that Venezuela's proposed "petro" cryptocurrency could violate sanctions against the OPEC nation's socialist government, a statement that could dent investor appetite for the soon-to-be-launched token.

Jan 16 2018

U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury has warned U.S. investors to approach Venezuela's proposed "petro" cryptocurrency with caution, saying that it may contravene U.S. sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Jan 16 2018

Venezuela says five 'terrorists' arrested, others killed after shootout

CARACAS Venezuelan authorities on Monday arrested five members of a "terrorist cell" linked to self-proclaimed rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez, and killed several other militants during a shootout in a poor area outside Caracas.

Jan 15 2018