What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you.
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Items from May 7
Venezuela: ConocoPhillips may take over refineries and terminals owned by Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., in the Caribbean. Venezuela is already in economic disrepair and so cannot afford to lose any more money. Let’s find out exactly how much money it stands to lose if it does indeed lose these refineries and how this could affect Venezuelan influence in the Caribbea