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Insight - Pleas to flee, a desperate video: Inside Venezuela's oil industry purge

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By Alexandra UlmerCARACAS (Reuters) - Days before masked agents arrested him, family and friends pleaded with Eulogio Del Pino to flee, warning that he could be next among executives detained or pursued, one after another, in a mounting purge of Venezuela's faltering oil industry.But the former oil minister, detained by police before dawn on Nov 30, was reluctant to believe he could soon be among those targeted in what President Nicolas Maduro has characterized as a cleanup of the all-important sector."I told him: 'Go!'," said one of three people who described the leadup to the former ...

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 17:49 IST