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Chávez threat­ens to cut oil to U.S.

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

CARA­CAS — Pres­i­dent Hugo Chávez threat­ened to cut off oil sales to the United States if Venezuela is at­tacked by its U.S.-al­lied neigh­bor Colom­bia in a dis­pute over al­le­ga­tions that Venezuela gives haven to Colom­bian rebels. The U.S. is the top buyer of oil from Venezuela, which is the United States’ fifth-biggest for­eign sup­plier. But Colom­bia has not threat­ened mil­i­tary ac­tion. Ex­perts say it’s likely Chávez made the warn­ing in part to put Washington and Bo­gotá on no­tice that he will not stand for a more ag­gres­sive in­ter­na­tional cam­paign to de­nounce al­le­ga­tions that left­ist rebels are find­ing refuge in Venezuela. coun­try was founded, to about 35,000 cu­bic feet to­day. At least 90 per­cent of Pak­istan’s wa­ter is used for farm­ing, and about 25 per­cent is wasted by farms that use flood ir­ri­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to the study.

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