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Parra Appointed Venezuelan Energy Minister

After a frantic week of consultations during which efforts by the Perezadministration in Venezuela to choose a new Energy Minister from the oppositionCopei party ended in failure (MEES, 2 March), the post has now been filled by anon-political veteran technocrat, Dr. Alirio Parra. There could have been nowiser choice for this post than Dr. Parra, a vastly experienced oilman whoenjoys the highest respect from his peers...