Venezuelan oil extends its rally, climbs to USD 98.02
The Venezuelan oil basket pooled eight weeks with downward prices
Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining reported that Venezuelan oil averaged USD 98.02 per barrel the week of December 17-21, 2012.
The price recovered for the first time after eight weeks in a row down the hill. Last week, it finished at USD 95.64 per barrel.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.