Venezuela’s top court has ruled that the opposition-appointed petroleum executives must face criminal prosecution.
The opposition-controlled Congress has named a new board of directors for the state oil giant PDVSA as well as its US subsidiary – a move welcomed by Washington.
The decision by the Supreme Court, which backs President Nicolas Maduro, is the latest move in a tussle for control of Venezuela’s oil revenues.
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.
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