Daily Archives: December 10, 2017

A full-scale Venezuelan default could push up oil prices

Who believes in Nicolás? ON NOVEMBER 30th, as oil tsars from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia met in Vienna, Venezuela’s former oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, once one of their number, was seized by armed guards at dawn in Caracas, and taken to jail. His arrest was not publicly acknowledged in Vienna. His replacement, Manuel ...

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Pennsylvania Dem linked to gambling ring awaits sentencing

July 14, 2015: Then-Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely discussing education funding with other legislators.  (Twitter) Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely – who resigned last month – is awaiting sentencing on corruption charges in relation to an illegal gambling machine ring. Gergely, 48, a Democrat from Allegheny County who served in the state House for seven terms, is set to ...

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