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OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

Business
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Oil production in Venezuela, a country with the world's biggest reserves, reached a new low in September as it goes through political and economic instability, declining 3.4 percent in September from August. Production has now reached its lowest point since the 2002-2003 PDVSA oil strike -- in addition to Iranian output also falling. According to monthly data released Thursday by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, and which it attributed to "secondary sources," the country's September production was just under 1.2 million barrels per day, down 42,000 barrels per day from August. Venezuelan officials confirmed a decline to OPEC, but at a higher level. According to the figures reported and described as coming from "direct communication" with Venezue...
'Hora Cero': The Venezuelan crisis through one young mother's eyes

'Hora Cero': The Venezuelan crisis through one young mother's eyes

World
"Upheaval" describes everyday life in Venezuela. The South American country has been mired in an economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has spilled into the streets, with almost daily protests affecting the lives of 30 million people who either participate in them or are forced to navigate through roadblocks and debris. In cities and towns across the country, people have come out by the thousands since early April to protest a government many no longer recognize as legitimate. Since then, the streets of the capital, Caracas, have become the backdrop for a deadly battle of wills between the government of President Nicolas Maduro and a coalition of opposition groups intent on ousting him. Maduro has called the protests a violent attempt to overthrow his government. But behind ...
President's supporters attack Venezuelan MPs

President's supporters attack Venezuelan MPs

World
The Venezuelan National Assembly has been stormed, and seven politicians hurt, after pro-government groups attacked members of congress.Five opposition members of parliament were taken to hospital following the attack by about 100 supporters of President Nicolas Maduro, who were armed with metal pipes, wooden sticks and clubs.Two employees of the assembly were also reported to have been injured in the assault, which left people with blood pouring from their heads and the walls stained with blood.The attack took place on Wednesday - Venezuela's independence day - marking 206 years of the country's independence from Spain.Government backers broke through the front gate, crossing the interior gardens before reaching the corridors of the congressional building.One man was reported to be carryi...
Venezuelan opposition lays siege to air base

Venezuelan opposition lays siege to air base

World
Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital. Demonstrators threw stones, and some protesters were injured. The clashes took place after a peaceful mass demonstration next to La Carlota base where a 22-year-old protester was killed this week when a national guardsman shot him in the chest at close range with rubber bullets. Protesters also fought with security forces outside the base Friday, and activists burned some vehicles during the confrontation. President Nicolas Maduro said in an address to troops Saturday that he had managed to break up a U.S.-backed plot to oust him. Like his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez, Maduro f...