Archive for the ‘Venezuela’ Category

How America Inadvertently Created an ‘Axis of Evasion’ Led by China

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at how Western sanctions and export controls were meant to subdue foes of the U.S. but instead have led to a shadow economy: Western sanctions and export controls were meant to subdue America’s enemies, leveraging the power of the dollar to strong-arm governments into submission without the bloodshed of […]

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Offshore Treasure: ExxonMobil, Venezuela, and the Battle for Guyana’s Oil

Via Phenomenal World, a report on ExxonMobil, Venezuela, and the battle for Guyana’s oil: Since the discovery of some of the world’s largest oil reserves in 2015, Guyana has entered a period of economic and geostrategic reconfiguration. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), Guyana holds the sixth-largest oil reserves in the Americas and the […]

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Russia, Venezuela to Boost Cooperation in Energy, Including Nuclear

Via Energy Daily, a report on Russian and Venezuelan plans to boost cooperation in energy, including nuclear: Anti-American allies Russia and Venezuela vowed to boost cooperation in oil and gas production and the “peaceful use of nuclear energy” at a meeting of foreign ministers in Caracas Tuesday. Russia’s Sergei Lavrov arrived in Venezuela late Monday from […]

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How Wall Street Won a Battle Over Venezuelan Sanctions

Via The Wall Street Journal, a report on how Wall Street won a battle Over Venezuelan sanctions: After the U.S. dropped a broad array of sanctions against Venezuela in October, it warned that it could reimpose all of them, except one. The White House admitted that its ban on buying Venezuelan bonds was a failure that had […]

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India’s ONGC Videsh to Get Some Oil from Venezuela In Lieu of $600M Dividend

Via Reuters, an article on a growing petroleum connection between India and Venezuela: Venezuela has agreed to give some oil to India’s ONGC Videsh to help it recoup its pending $600 million dividend for a stake in a project in the South American nation, India’s oil secretary said on Wednesday. Indian refiners have resumed purchase […]

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China’s Shifting Ties in Latin America

Via The Wire China, an interview with Alicia García-Herrero on China’s shifting ties in Latin America: Q: When we talk about “Latin America” we mean roughly 20 countries stretching from the Texan border to Antarctica. That makes for a lot of variety in their approaches to China. Can you outline the different camps?  A: I […]

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