The Attorney General Office has subpoenaed Alberto Federico
Ravell, CEO of private news TV channel Globovisión, and
Leopoldo Castillo, host of talk show "Aló, Ciudadano"
with regard to the events denounced by Minister of Communication
and Information William Lara involving the station.
Based on a press release from the Attorney General Office, Ravell and Castillo should appear the morning of June 6 and June 7, respectively, to talk about the images that show an attack on Pope John Paul II in May 1981, concomitantly with the song "This is not the end," by singer Rubén Blades.
The shots were aired during TV program "Aló Ciudadano" where they held an interview with Empresas 1BC CEO Marcel Granier.
OIL 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.
HYDROCARBONS Venezuela's state run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) would be willing to cut its crude oil output to stop the fall of oil prices if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) makes such a decision in its upcoming meeting scheduled for next week, said on Thursday Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez.
OIL Russia and Venezuela discussed joint actions to fight falling oil prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday after holding talks on Monday with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez.