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Foreign oil companies may resume production in Venezuela, says Maduro

Ditador da Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, durante declarações no Palácio de Miraflores, em Caracas.
Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro, during statements at the Palace of Miraflores, in Caracas.| Photo: EFE/ Prensa Miraflores

The oil companies that stopped operating in Venezuela as a result of the sanctions imposed by the United States on the country may return to activities, after Washington will once again hand over the licenses for the resumption of production, according to Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, in an interview with Argentine radio.

He confirmed information that the US had already anticipated when announcing in mid-May that it would lift certain economic sanctions, including a ban on US oil company Chevron from doing business with the Venezuelan state-owned company. PDVSA, in exchange for reactivating the dialogue between the Maduro dictatorship and the opposition in Mexico.

The dialogue was suspended in October last year, in protest against the extradition of businessman Alex Saab – Maduro’s alleged front man – to the US to face a criminal trial. money laundering s.

“The United States gave some small but significant steps in granting licenses to Chevron, Eni and Repsol,” the dictator said in an interview with an Argentine radio station. Maduro assured that he will maintain his “demands” for the lifting of all sanctions, but he did not confirm whether, in return, he is willing to fulfill his part, with regard to resuming dialogue in Mexico City.

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