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Venezuela Holds Onto Prized US Refineries Amid Legal Battle

Venezuela will hold onto its U.S.-based Citgo refineries, settling a lawsuit that threw ownership of the struggling country's prized assets into peril. Court papers show that Venezuela on Friday began paying off $1.4 billion that a panel said was owed to the Canadian mining firm Crystallex, following a disputed takeover of the company by the late-President Hugo Chavez. To recoup its losses, Crystallex had targeted Citgo refineries, potentially forcing Venezuela to sell off its most...

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