Chavez seizes oil service firms

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to take over companies that provide services for the oil industry. "This is a revolutionary offensive," he told workers near Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela's main oil-producing area. Military vehicles were used as the state oil company seized supply boats and two US-owned gas facilities.

2009-05-09

 Venezuela oil nationalization socialism revolution

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