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This Saturday, the same day that Venezuela’s opposition and President Nicolás Maduro’s government formally resumed political talks, the US Treasury secretary said he would allow Chevron – the country’s second largest oil company – to resume extraction in Venezuela.
Through this measure, Chevron and its subsidiaries will be able to resume limited oil exploration and exploitation activities, as long as PDVSA, PDVSA, you don’t get a profit One of the activities of the American company.
“This action reflects the longstanding policy of the United States to provide specific sanctions relief based on concrete actions that alleviate the suffering of the Venezuelan people and support the restoration of democracy,” he said in a statement from the Treasury Department.
However, the United States continues to maintain its power Most penalties.
Meanwhile, the dialogues between the opposition and representatives of the Maduro government in Mexico City officially kicked off with the signing of what they described as. social protection agreement They had previously discussed, in part in response to the recent flooding in Venezuela.
The main objective of the agreement is to recover about 3,000 million US dollarsThey are frozen in the banks of the international systemThe origin of the series of sanctions imposed by different countries to try to end the current government in Venezuela.
The US Treasury Secretary’s statement also stated that the announcements issued by the Mexican capital regarding Venezuela are “important steps in the right direction to restore democracy in the country.”
The event’s host, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, said the signing of the agreement was “hope” for Latin America, while the United States and the European Union, in a joint statement, urged negotiators to abide. “in good faith” toward a comprehensive agreement leading to “free and fair” elections.
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