No 4



Chavez Claims Gains Over Strikers As Opposition Says Crude Output At 812,000 B/D

With a general strike now into its 7th week, the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has claimed that crude production has reached a level of 1.3mn b/d and that a large number of staff from the state-owned oil company PDVSA have returned to work. But striking PDVSA managers disagreed with government claims that it was making progress in breaking the strike, which seeks...