Rodriguez Appointed Venezuelan Energy And Mines Minister
Venezuelan President-elect Hugo Chavez last week appointedMr. Ali Rodriguez as his Energy and Mines Minister, replacing Mr. ErwinArrieta. The naming of a new president for state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela(PDVSA) to replace Mr. Luis Giusti is expected this week before theinauguration of Mr. Chavez on 2 February. As of 1 April Mr. Giusti will jointhe Washington-based Center for Strategic and...