Belarus likely to import Venezuelan oil in 2013
If Belarus is unable to import all the oil it needs, it will rely on Venezuela and Azerbaijan to supply its refineries
Belarus is seeking 23 million tons of oil from Russia next year for its refineries, yet Russia has offered to sell no more than 18 million tons, fewer than the total number traded this year (21.5 million).
"If we do not reach an agreement, it will be ok. There is plenty of oil in the world. A few years ago, Russia refused to supply oil to Belarus (...) and we imported it (All the oil we needed) from Azerbaijan and Venezuela, the leader remarked adding that Belarus could repeat such actions.
A dispute between Russia and Belarus over oil price made the latter import oil from Azerbaijan and Venezuela in 2010-2011.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.