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Venezuela arrests relative of powerful ex-oil boss Ramirez in graft probe

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has arrested Diego Salazar, a relative of former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, as part of an investigation into a money laundering scandal in Andorra, the South American country's state prosecutor said on Friday night.President Nicolas Maduro is overseeing what his administration calls a "crusade" against corruption in the member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Some 65 oil executives have been detained in a deepening purge that could also see the leftist leader consolidate his grip over the energy sector and sideline rivals.The Salazar ...

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 08:38 IST