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
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.