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Power outage hits Venezuela's largest refinery complex – lawmaker

Jul 08, 2019 - 6:43 AM

'Access to both refineries has been closed and they have been taken over by the National Guard and officials of the SEBIN intelligence service,' Luis Stefanelli, a National Assembly deputy, says

OIL REFINERY. View of an oil refinery in the Maracaibo lake, on May 2, 2018 in Maracaibo, Venezuela File photo by Federico Parra/AFP

U.S. oil sanctions take effect on Venezuela as crisis intensifies

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The United States will take action against anyone who deals with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA

View of the monument in homage to the struggles of the Venezuelan people for the conquest of their oil heritage, in front of the headquarters of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA in Caracas, on January 29, 2019. - The United States announced sanctions against Venezuela's state oil company Monday in a coordinated effort with the main opposition leader to cripple embattled President Nicolas Maduro's power base. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

U.S. goes after Venezuela's oil to hit Maduro

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The measures against PDVSA are presented as a way of preventing Nicolas Maduro from looting the coffers before he is replaced by the man Washington says is the rightful interim president – opposition leader Juan Guaido

BOLTON AND MNUCHIN. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks as US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin looks on during a briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 28, 2019. Photo by Mandel NGAN/AFP

Venezuela 'selective default' declared, govt insists it is paying up

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Standard & Poor's declares Venezuela in 'selective default' after it failed to make $200 million in payments on two global bond issues by the end of a 30-day grace period on November 12

LINING UP FOR CASH. People queue to withdraw money from an ATM in Caracas on November 14, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP