No 9

4 March 2002


PDVSA Management/Employees Denounce Top Appointments

A group of 34 executives in Venezuelas state oil company PDVSA on 25 February took out a newspaper advertisement denouncingthe appointment of Gaston Parra, known as a loyal supporter of President HugoChavez, as the firms new president, saying it signaled an increase ingovernment control over the firm. President Chavez on9 February named the left-wing economics professoras the new PDVSA chief in place of Gen...