Venezuela denies any struggles with Petrocaribe shipments

Last Week Friday we told you  of a significant cut in Venezuelan’s subsidized shipments of crude oil to PetroCaribe member nations, of which Belize is a part . International media sources quoted the Barclays Bank report saying that shipments dropped from 400 thousand barrels per day in 2012 to 200 barrels per day. According to online media sources not even Venezuela’s closest allay Havana Cuba was spared from this cut back in oil shipments. The Barclays Bank report said the oil agreement have placed a heavy burden on vlcsnap-2015-04-07-09h40m42s104Venezuela and the Maimi Herald added that it has helped to plunge the oil rich country of Venezuela in up to $50 billion dollars in debt in the last decade. However on Monday March 30th, earlier this week, Venezuela’s foreign Minister Delsy Rodriguez, during a visit to St. Kitts and Nevis, denied those reports, saying it was all a tactic to discredit PetroCaribe. She added that PetroCaribe oil agreement is as strong as ever. The Caribbean times reports, that when questioned about reports of the instability of the Petro Caribe Program , 2Foreign Minister Rodriguez responded by saying,   “You should ask that to the street people…That’s not true…Even, we are improving PetroCaribe…the problem is there is a war against PetroCaribe, because PetroCaribe brings solutions to the poor people.” During her visit to St. Kitts and Nevis she held discussions with the Prime Minister in which they talked about, “the executive order of the United States against Venezuela.”

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