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Venezuela threatens oil, trade measures in vote row with US

GlobalPost -- Venezuela stepped up attacks on the United States Monday, threatening retaliatory measures affecting trade and energy if Washington resorts to sanctions in a row over the country's disputed presidential election.

Vowing not to go back on the late Hugo Chavez's revolution, President Nicolas Maduro said at a swearing-in ceremony for his new cabinet, "There will be no pact here of any kind with the bourgeoisie. Make no mistake.

He accused the United States of threatening Venezuela, and spoke with approval of the warning to Washington leveled earlier in the day by Foreign Minister Elias Jaua in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

"If the United States takes recourse to economic sanctions, or sanctions of any other kind, we will take measures of a commercial, energy, economic and political order that we...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:38:46 AM

Venezuela is really insignificant on the international market.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 7:36:51 AM

Hilux: are you saying "we" as in Venezuela? Or "we" as in United States?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 7:36:03 AM

the mouse barking at the elephant?
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nb52
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 6:39:10 AM

Can't scare our Maximum Leader.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:49:54 PM

Meet the new boss...
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captcarl5
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 2:49:32 PM

new regime at work
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91Hilux
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 2:26:28 PM

Classic saber rattling... If we didn't export all of our crude, nobody would even know what Venezuela is...
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 1:05:20 PM

Uh-oh, looks like President Mier-- uh, I mean, Maduro, is up to Chavez' old tricks. Just when I was thinking about hitting the ol' Citgo (for more than just price reporting)...
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 12:47:22 PM

That country is screwed.
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Costello
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 10:33:25 AM

They go from one idiot to another...
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 9:43:19 AM

none of our business anyway
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:51:38 AM

Yet another reason to build the Keystone XL pipeline to secure North American energy independence.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:51:19 AM

Venezuela threatens oil, trade measures in vote row with US? These countries get new leadsership and they have to berate the US to show their population they know what to do.
Stop Big Oil from exporting fuel and use it here, we don't need Venezuela's stinking crude oil!
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
*If 'they' can export all that fuel, there are enough refineries already, there is no need for more!
Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else before exporting and selling fuel or natural gas to other countries!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Tnerbeel
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:38:12 AM

If you are buying CITGO you are supporting this dictator and the terrorists he is in bed with.
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pitamon
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:11:55 AM

So what is that doing to do?
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58salty
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:08:28 AM

Whine else where. We should keep American oil on American soil.

Threats will do nothing for them with the USA.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:04:20 AM

About time to squash the cockroaches down South.
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smokinjoe54
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:59:46 AM

Let's just quit exporting our oil and forget about OPEC and everyone else.
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edg104
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:56:19 AM

Now is the time for America to show Venezuela and OPEC just how strong she is.
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lowspeed
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:56:18 AM

We need to handle it without conflict
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:56:01 AM

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
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QualTekGuy
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:55:43 AM

Who made us the world's policeman? Why do we care about the elections in Venezuela? The U.N. is supposed to watch that sort of thing and we should stay out of the business of other soveriegn countries, until we have all of our own issues fixed.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:53:54 AM

. WHAT .
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krobp46
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:53:26 AM

Let them do business with China instead. Then, when China fully owns Venezuela, we can resume business with them.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:51:47 AM

Just because we're the biggest kid on the block doesn't always make us right with our diplomacy. On the other hand, Skipper52 may have it right!
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:51:36 AM

do we really need more trouble?
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:50:42 AM

We need to keep our own.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:48:51 AM

From one fruitcake to another.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:48:06 AM

CLOSE ALL THE CITGO'S,OR BOYCOTT THEM.
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2khawk
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:47:45 AM

We have our own oil so go away.
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JCUBE
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:47:41 AM

NOT GAS PRICE RELATED.....
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:47:00 AM

More posturing?
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:46:58 AM

Another Nut Job!
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hotrod1120
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:46:40 AM

Go for it.
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plbell627
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:46:34 AM


We will just buy it somewhere else.
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Rancher23
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:46:06 AM

Obama needs to flex his muscles and quit being a wimp!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:45:56 AM

yah.....hmmmm
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:45:52 AM

Sounds ugly
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:45:33 AM

So much for us being energy independent.
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72_Monte
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:45:06 AM


Good luck with that.
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RichardoB
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:44:54 AM

Venezuela may soon have a lot of unsold oil.
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justbill647
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:44:40 AM

The dictators of the world no longer take seriously when the U.S. talks or threatens.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:44:14 AM

We need this kind of trouble?
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Number43
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:43:55 AM

The keystone pipeline will carry oil of simular quality. Then we can tell Venezuela to " Go to hell". After all nobody else is up to processing heavy, sour, dirty crude.
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gmcgas
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:43:13 AM

go ahead and lets see what happens.
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FuelBarge
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:43:10 AM

It's all bluster. Venezuela needs our oil money. Their oil is heavy and requires th kind of refining we have. Not as much of a market for it compared to light sweet oil.
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no_monkey2002
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:42:59 AM

We are the mr. BIG...we know what is right and what is wrong..we know what is best for everyone..we are who we are..
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:42:46 AM

Walking on egg shells are we?
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:42:25 AM

bah
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:42:14 AM

More of the same from Venezuela
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:41:12 AM

screw them
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