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Venezuelan subsidized oil sales to the Petrocaribe program on a tight rope

Friday, December 11th 2015 - 12:04 UTC
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If the newly elected Venezuelan National Assembly votes to cancel that country's program of subsidized oil sales to Caribbean and Central American nations, the United States will not be able to substitute U.S. oil for Venezuelan oil, a senior U.S. official warned this week. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Do not believe in the North-American people! They are traitors, do not respect agreements and will do everything possible and impossible to steal the Caribbean people.

    It will be a big mistake need them!

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    God, you're boring.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You would sooner see them starve then would you? So much for Latam solidarity. Argeweener is the country that tears up agreements.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Imagine what Venezuela could have done with that money instead of spending it on Chavez's huge ego. Shame on him.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    They could have had the money the Saudi's have/had. However, with most all of their income coming via oil, they reserved nothing for the rainy day fund.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    This is the reliable country! Russia!

    Viva BRICSA!

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    One hears on the grapevine that Brazil wants to install their own Trojan horse in the white house.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    They corrupted us and destroyed our Brazil for 100 years. Our revenge will come at the right time. Without wars, without threats. Just fulfilling that we must fulfill: SOVEREIGNTY

    We are not traitors as they were with us!

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Are you suggesting that the United States of America belongs to Brazil,

    and brazil with your support will one day rule America..

    interesting thought.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Some people just continue to make a case for justifiable homicide, don't they? And Brasshole is not the only one.

    Dec 11th, 2015 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    To paraphrase ElaineB, a $50 billion ego boost for Chavez, that achieved zero.

    A $50 billion cost paid by the people of Venezuela.

    Dec 12th, 2015 - 01:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I think its now clear what bought the Caribbean votes at the OAS year on year, maybe the Falklands would be gracious enough to help out in support of their Commonwealth family one day.

    Dec 12th, 2015 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    You have to wonder if a few years back the big fear of Chavez and Kirchner was that the Falklands could apply the same tactics and buy the loyalty of the Caribbean countries. Of course they would not but I cannot imagine either Hugo or Cristina could comprehend a different way of thinking. Sociopaths can't.

    It may sound far fetched but the paranoia of the two cannot be underestimated.

    Dec 12th, 2015 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    .At least they are both now gone......

    Dec 12th, 2015 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    It's not over yet.
    Caution is advised.
    Cornered rats tend to bite. (ref: the 12 brand new Chavista appointed High Court Judges, with 12 year tenures each ...)
    Hopefully, the (no-longer 'opposition', now super-majority) members of the AN can stop this massive 'give-away' of Venezuela's oil-profit.

    Dec 13th, 2015 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Not over yet, but its likely he has already leveraged all his options to stay in power. He's walking a tightrope - there will be changes - might not be pretty though.

    Dec 13th, 2015 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @8. Come on then, tell us all about it. Perhaps we'll name it the “Brazilian Bollocks”.
    @12. Perhaps. But I hope that, for many years, the Falklands and the UK will remember Caribbean treachery. Reasonable to suppose that members of the Commonwealth of Nations would be on the side of a BOT. It was always clear that Chavez would be “out” sooner or later. Caribbean countries out for a short term benefit? Then they won't be surprised if the Falklands and the UK decide to impose a “short term” disadvantage.

    Dec 13th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Evidence Confirms Chavistas Tried to Steal Venezuela’s Legislative Election
    List of Fake IDs, Laptops Turned Over to State Authorities

    Dec 16th, 2015 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    18 Eliza,

    That's a gem! Thanks for sharing.

    My God, it's so blatant!

    Dec 16th, 2015 - 07:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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