Venezuelan Regime Arrested PDVSA’s Oil Executives

The Venezuelan regime arrested current and former oil executives of the country’s state-run oil giant PDVSA, who recently revealed mismanagement and corruption scandals on the company.

The Venezuelan regime arrested current and former oil executives of the country’s state-run oil giant PDVSA, who recently revealed mismanagement and corruption scandals on the company.

According to an El Pais Tuesday report, Venezuela’s military intelligence and its national intelligence service SEBIN arrested Guillermo Zarraga and Jose Linares on Sunday night, after criticizing dangerous working conditions and corrupt practices inside PDVSA on their social media accounts.

The report pointed out that the SEBIN accused Zarraga and Linares of terrorism over the explosion of a crude distillation unit at one of the country’s main refineries in late October. 

The unit at the Amuay refinery in northern Venezuela suffered a massive explosion at the end of last month, and socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro has stated it was a terrorist attack with a “large and powerful weapon.”

On Twitter, oil expert and political analyst Jose Hardy said these arrests “are nothing more than the most disgraceful attempt to silence anyone who says the truth about the tragedy that is taking place in Venezuela and its oil industry.”


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