In this Aug. 1, 2004, file photo, the sun sets behind an oil drilling rig near Cabimas, Venezuela. Congress is divided over a ban on Venezuelan oil imports ahead of a July 30 election that could dramatically alter the Venezuelan constitution.
In this Aug. 1, 2004, file photo, the sun sets behind an oil drilling rig near Cabimas, Venezuela. Congress is divided over a ban on Venezuelan oil imports ahead of a July 30 election that could dramatically alter the Venezuelan constitution. ANA MARIA OTERO AP
In this Aug. 1, 2004, file photo, the sun sets behind an oil drilling rig near Cabimas, Venezuela. Congress is divided over a ban on Venezuelan oil imports ahead of a July 30 election that could dramatically alter the Venezuelan constitution. ANA MARIA OTERO AP

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