Ex-Venezuela oil minister Martinez dies in state custody

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's Oil Minister Nelson Martinez talks to journalists after a meeting in Vienna, Austria May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

(Reuters) – Former Venezuela oil minister Nelson Martinez, who was arrested in 2017 as part of a sweeping graft probe at state oil company PDVSA, has died in state custody, the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. Martinez, a chemist who also ran PDVSA and its U.S. subsidiary Citgo Petroleum, had been transferred to a military […]

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