Embattled Venezuelan president seeks support as diplomatic and oil organizations visit Caracas

March 6, 2015 5:30 PM

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CARACAS, Venezuela – South American foreign ministers met with Venezuelan officials in Caracas Friday in hopes of encouraging dialogue between opposition leaders and the socialist administration to head off a political crisis.

Leaders of Caribbean nations were also gathering for a meeting of Petrocaribe, a decade-old trade program created by the late President Hugo Chavez that requires member countries to pay only a small portion of the up-front costs for oil, allowing them to finance the rest under long-term debt agreeme...

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