Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A war for oil? Bolton pushes privatization of Venezuela’s oil as US ratchets up pressure on Maduro

As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela’s state-run oil company.

As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela’s state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several U.S. firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn about the push to privatize Venezuela’s oil.

Guests

  • Allan Nairn

    award-winning investigative journalist. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award and a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, as well as the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.
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