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Venezuela VP and PDVSA CEO Travel to Russia to ‘Deepen Ties’

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and Asdrúbal Chávez, the head of the South American country’s state oil company, PDVSA, arrived in Russia to “deepen strategic alliances,” Venezuela’s information ministry said on Thursday, November 12th.

Russia has been one of Venezuela’s top commercial allies since Washington sanctioned PDVSA last year as part of its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who remains in power despite a sharp drop in the South American country’s crude exports, thanks to backing from the military and allies like Russia, China, Iran and Cuba.

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