Financial Times: Moscow seeks to extend influence in US back yard

Caracas desperately needs cash. In the remaining four months of this year, $4.2bn in payments for sovereign debt and bonds of PDVSA will come due. The state-owned oil company has to repay $1.28bn in October and $1.71bn in November alone, according to Caracas Capital Markets. The country has less than $10bn in foreign reserves.

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