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Venezuela resorts to oil imports

Venezuela’s government must spend millions of dollars a day importing crude to prop up its ailing oil industry. Fellow Francisco Monaldi comments on this development, saying the consequences could be catastrophic. The Independent: https://ind.pn/2HDxf7I.