281432Z NOV 17


It does not matter how good a general Manuel Quevedo is, he is up against the socialist system that has made Venezuela – the country with the world’s largest proven crude oil reserves – a pauper unable to pay its debts or feed its people.


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has named a general to head the state oil company, PDVSA, and the country’s energy ministry.

Mr Maduro said the appointment of Major General Manuel Quevedo was “a new oil revolution” to tackle corruption.

Last week executives of Citgo, the oil company’s US refining subsidiary, were arrested over corruption allegations.


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Caracas - capital of Venezuela - is in the middle of the map below.

21.8° N
89.4° W
44.4° W
0.8° S


Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuela (VE) is estimated to have a population of 31.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.2 million.