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ELECTION 2013

Vladimir Putin pats Maduro for his victory in Venezuela

Igor Sechin, an ally of Putin and CEO of Rosneft, the largest oil producer in Russia, has regularly visited Venezuela to discuss oil and arms sales agreements

Government followers and opponents clash outside a polling station in Caracas (Efe)
EL UNIVERSAL
Monday April 15, 2013  01:07 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Venezuela's acting President Nicolás Maduro for winning the presidential election and expressed hope in keeping on having good relations with a country where Moscow has significant oil investments.

Ties between Moscow and Caracas tightened under the government of late President Hugo Chávez, who died last month. Maduro was chosen by the deceased leader as his political successor.

Russian government officers expect to continue protecting their energy interests and arms agreement in Venezuela, Reuters commented.

Igor Sechin, an ally of Putin and CEO of Rosneft, the largest oil producer in Russia, has regularly visited Venezuela to discuss oil and arms sales agreements.
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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."

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