Venezuela foreign minister Ramirez named UN envoy

Venezuela's former oil czar, Rafael Ramirez, has been named the nation's envoy to the United Nations.

Venezuelan President shakes up cabinet

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday replaced Rafael Ramirez as head of the country`s state oil giant PDVSA and appointed him as foreign minister.

Fire extinguished at Venezuela refinery

Venezuela`s biggest oil refinery remained offline Tuesday after firefighters extinguished a blaze that raged for more than three days.

Refinery blast kills 24 in Venezuela, dozens hurt

Amuay oil refinery, with an initial capacity of processing some 650,000 barrels of oil per day, is Venezuela`s largest oil refinery.