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September 2018

While DoJ chased Convit, Maduro ordered JV formation with Betancourt (Conspirator 2)

Nicolas Maduro is keen on continuation with rampant corruption: not content with partnering with OFAC-sanctioned kingpins to "boost" PDVSA's output, he ordered formation of PETROSUR, a new 60/40 joint venture between Corporación Venezolana de Petróleo (CVP- affiliate of PDVSA) and Inversiones Petroleras Iberoamericanas Ltd, a €1,000 Cyprus shell controlled by Alejandro Betancourt, through a