Venezuelan oil basket soars 1.7%; ends at USD 104.92
Optimism about the global economy spurred by USD 1.76 the oil price
"Optimism over the global economy and concerns over supply in the Middle East due to geopolitical tensions boosted oil prices this week," explained the ministry in its website.
Consequently, the Venezuelan oil basket averaged USD 102.25 per barrel in January.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."