Financial Times: Venezuela’s PDVSA makes $2.2bn bond payment

Even as Venezuelan officials have repeatedly said they will meet their foreign obligations, do not hold your breath: The cash-strapped sovereign and PDVSA still face over almost $700m in interest payments this month, and some chunky $3.5bn in bond payments in October and November. “They are not done yet,” warns Russ Dallen at investment bank Caracas Capital. Meanwhile, critics of the unpopular president Nicolás Maduro, who was jeered and showered with eggs and insults during an event on Tuesday evening, have vowed to remain in the streets.

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