U.S. prosecutors in Houston unsealed part of an indictment on Monday, revealing corruption allegations against five former Venezuelan officials in connection with what appears to be a major bribery scheme at Venezuela’s state-run oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), the Department of Justice said.
Four Venezuelan journalists have fled the country after being threatened and sued for reporting irregularities in food distribution companies linked to the Maduro government, reports El PAIS.
Venezuela’s assembly banned Nicolas Maduro’s petro cryptocurrency Tuesday, declaring it an attempt to illegally mortgage the country’s oil reserves in a time of financial crisis, reports Reuters.
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