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Venezuela Oil Sanctions: Not an Easy Fix

Francisco J. Monaldi

Venezuela Oil Sanctions: Not an Easy Fix.

By Luisa Palacios and Francisco Monaldi

A visit by a U.S. government delegation to Caracas in March for talks with Nicolas Maduro has led to speculation that sanctions on the Maduro regime could be lifted to rapidly ramp up Venezuelan oil production. But it may not be so simple, explain the authors.

Read the commentary from Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy: