Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro on Monday accepted the resignation of the country’s powerful oil minister following the detention of at least six high level officials amid a corruption probe focused on state-run company PDVSA and the judiciary.
By Reuters – Vivian Sequera and Deisy Buitrago
Mar 20, 2023
Tareck El Aissami had said earlier on Monday on Twitter he would resign to fully support the investigations. The probe especially touches PDVSA, which is supervised by the oil ministry.
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