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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

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Maduro Clings To Power As Venezuela’s Oil Collapse Continues

Maduro Clings To Power As Venezuela’s Oil Collapse Continues

Jan 10, 2019 at 16:38 | Nick Cunningham

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was inaugurated for a second term on Thursday, despite presiding over an economic meltdown of historic proportions and his status as an international pariah. A coalition…

Venezuela: A Real Threat To Guyana's Oil Boom

Venezuela: A Real Threat To Guyana's Oil Boom

Dec 27, 2018 at 09:27 | Nick Cunningham

Last Friday, the Guyanese government fell after a no-confidence vote, a move that likely was viewed as an opportune moment of weakness in Caracas. A day later, Venezuela’s navy…

ExxonMobil Faces Off With Venezuela’s Navy

ExxonMobil Faces Off With Venezuela’s Navy

Dec 24, 2018 at 09:25 | Irina Slav

Exxon has suspended exploration activities in the western part of the Stabroek block offshore Guyana after the Venezuelan Navy intercepted this weekend two exploratory vessels in what Caracas claimed was…

Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?

Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?

Sep 27, 2018 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration and some others in the U.S. government have sent some not-so-subtle hints lately that they are open to a military invasion of Venezuela to oust President Nicolas…

Venezuela Can Wreck U.S.-Chinese Relations

Venezuela Can Wreck U.S.-Chinese Relations

Sep 21, 2018 at 17:10 | Irina Slav

When the New York Times earlier this month reported that President Trump had met with Venezuelan military officers unhappy with the country’s government to discuss a coup against Nicolas…

Crackdown Looms As Maduro Survives Assassination Attempt

Crackdown Looms As Maduro Survives Assassination Attempt

Aug 06, 2018 at 16:39 | Nick Cunningham

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has begun rounding up suspects after he avoided an attempted assassination over the weekend, raising the possibility of yet another security clampdown on the already suffering…

The Demise Of Petrocaribe

The Demise Of Petrocaribe

May 10, 2018 at 10:44 | Jose Chalhoub

Petrocaribe was a mechanism created in 2004 under the sponsorship of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, allegedly to promote energy cooperation and integration between Venezuela and a number of states…

Did Venezuela Just Lose A Key Ally?

Did Venezuela Just Lose A Key Ally?

Mar 21, 2018 at 14:58 | Nick Cunningham

Venezuela’s debt crisis is only expected to grow worse this year, and the government could be without one of its most important benefactors, raising the odds of yet another default.…

Venezuela Rakes In $735 Million From El Petro Proceeds

Venezuela Rakes In $735 Million From El Petro Proceeds

Feb 21, 2018 at 09:17 | Irina Slav

Venezuela said it had generated US$735 million from the pre-sale of its cryptocurrency backed by crude oil. President Nicolas Maduro saw cryptocurrency sales as a way around Venezuela’s severe…

A Long-Term Threat To Colombian Oil

A Long-Term Threat To Colombian Oil

Feb 06, 2018 at 12:04 | Global Risk Insights

Tracking attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Colombia can be a mammoth task. Since it was inaugurated in 1986, the Caño Limón–Coveñas pipeline, operated by state-owned company Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC),…

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