Opposition presidential pre-candidates Teodoro Petkoff and
Julio Borges, together with northwestern Zulia state governor
Manuel Rosales, vowed to respond to the "national aspiration"
of selecting one single opposition presidential hopeful to
face Hugo Chávez in next December 3rd election.
Even though Rosales has not officially launched his presidential candidacy, he is likely to do it in the next few hours.
In a news conference held in Maracaibo, Zulia state, the hopefuls did not rule "any mechanism" to select an opposition candidacy by consensus. They may resort to primary elections, consensus or elect the candidate with the largest popular support.
They vowed to privilege the national interest to lead the country to a better future over personal and political aspirations.
HYDROCARBONS World major oil producers are concerned about current oil prices, according to Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafael Ramírez, following a meeting on Tuesday in Vienna with representatives of Saudi Arabia, Russia and Mexico.
HYCROCARBONS Representatives of Venezuela, Mexico and Russia met in Vienna to coordinate their position two days ahead of a crucial OPEC meeting, in the context of a dramatic fall in oil prices.
HYCROCARBONS The price of the Venezuelan oil basket lost USD 1.86 this week, ending at USD 68.97, the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining reported.