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Insight: Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

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By Deisy Buitrago and Alexandra UlmerCARACAS (Reuters) - Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.Flanked by other trucks carrying security guards, Quevedo passed a handful of workers waiting by an oil well cluster. They wanted a word with the OPEC nation's oil minister and president of its state-run oil firm, PDVSA, about the sorry state of the company.Quevedo and his caravan drove on by."He didn't get out to ask workers about what is going on," said Jesus Tabata, ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 10:40 IST