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Reuters exclusively reports tweets about fuel shortages led to Venezuelan oil union leader’s arrest

Reuters reported exclusively that Venezuelan law enforcement officers arrested an oil workers’ union leader last fall in part due to concerns his tweets about fuel shortages would “generate commotion and panic.” Prosecutors have charged Eudis Girot, an executive director of the OPEC nation’s FUTPV union, with crimes including terrorism, release of confidential information, instigation of others to commit a crime and illicit possession of a firearm. 

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Environment
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Commodities & Energy
Regions: South America
Countries: Venezuela
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
FILE PHOTO: People with vehicles wait in line in an attempt to refuel at a gas station of the state oil company PDVSA in Maracaibo, Venezuela, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia/File Photo/File Photo
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