Venezuela Says "Adios" to Most Foreign Investment, Making it a Stay-Away Play for Investors

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By unilaterally stripping away the Venezuelan oil holdings of both Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has essentially bid adios to future investments by foreign corporations.

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