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Strict COVID restrictions are hurting the country’s economy and angering members of the public, who are taking to the streets. Here’s the latest on the situation.
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The U.S. on Saturday authorized Chevron to resume oil production through its joint ventures in Venezuela, after the socialist government in Caracas and the opposition resumed political talks in Mexico City.
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