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Venezuela bondholders inch toward showdown

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Venezuela Anti-Govt. Prosecutor's Offices Searched

Venezuelan authorities searched prosecutors' offices Monday for evidence of financial wrongdoing, officials said, the latest maneuver in a fight between the attorney general and government over a deadly political crisis. State comptroller Manuel Galindo said in a public address that he had launched a "fiscal audit" of the department headed by Attorney General Luisa Ortega, the highest official to break ranks with the government. In an address to lawmakers later, Ortega complained that officials had burst into her offices like a "riot." She insisted she would cooperate with an audit as long as they showed "respect." Ortega faces a court hearing Tuesday that could lead to her being put on trial over alleged misconduct. More…

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