Venezuelan Oil Union Leader Detained as Government Crackdown Continues

Rosario Rios, a union official close to Girot, told Reuters that oil workers’ union leader Eudis Giro was being held by the Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) on charges of terrorism and divulgint confidential information.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan authorities arrested oil workers’ union leader Eudis Girot, other union officials said on Thursday, as the government’s crackdown on dissent at troubled state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela continued.

Girot, the executive director of the FUTPV union and an outspoken critic of PDVSA’s management, wrote in a tweet on Wednesday evening that authorities had arrived at his residence with an arrest order. Jose Bodas, another union leader, said on Thursday that Girot had been arrested, and demanded his release.

"Enough of the attacks and the criminalization of protest," Girot, who is based in . . .

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