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

14 Apr 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

07 Apr 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

05 Apr 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

01 Apr 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

01 Apr 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

31 Mar 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.

Venezuela's Jose oil export terminal restarts after blackout: sources, data

29 Mar 2019

CARACAS/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Venezuela's main oil export terminal of Jose has restarted operations after a blackout earlier this week paralyzed crude shipments, the lifeblood of the OPEC nation's economy, according to three sources and Refinitiv Eikon data.

Activity halted at Venezuela's oil port, upgraders after blackout: sources

27 Mar 2019

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Venezuela's main oil export port of Jose and four crude upgraders have been unable to resume operations following a power blackout on Monday, according to industry workers and a union leader close to the facilities.

U.S. blacklists Venezuelan state banks after arrest of Guaido aide

23 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on Venezuela's development bank, Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest by Venezuelan authorities of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide.

Oil storage tanks explode in Venezuela, while main terminal resumes shipments

14 Mar 2019

CARACAS/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Two storage tanks exploded at a heavy-crude upgrading project in eastern Venezuela on Wednesday, according to an oil industry source and a legislator, while the country's main oil terminal resumed shipments after a prolonged blackout.

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