Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Venezuela’s Maduro shuffles cabinet amid sinking economy

Battling a sinking economy and simmering unrest, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro promised to “shake up” his administration on Tuesday. Instead he put one of the country’s most high-profile names in charge of its economic engine. Asdrúbal Chávez, the cousin of late President Hugo Chávez, was named minister of petroleum and mines in a country that has the world’s largest crude reserves and depends on the state-run PDVSA oil company to finance its socialist revolution.

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