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World Brazil says it will call on OAS to demand answer from Venezuela on oil spill

04:40  24 october  2019
04:40  24 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Oil contaminating Brazil 's beaches 'very likely from Venezuela ', minister says . On Monday, Bolsonaro’s vice-president Hamilton Mourão announced that 5,000 more troops will be dispatched to help clean up the spill , but for many Brazilians the response was too little, too late.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the Organization of American States to expel "We call on all OAS nations to do this today, regarding Venezuela , and in Pompeo also mentioned Cuba in his remarks, saying there is growing demand for change there as young people demand opportunities.

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday that the government will call on the Organization of American States (OAS) to demand an answer from Venezuela over a mysterious oil spill that has affected a large part of Brazil's northeastern coast.

Brazilian Minister of the Environment Ricardo de Aquino Salles poses on September 26, 2019 in Paris. © BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images Brazilian Minister of the Environment Ricardo de Aquino Salles poses on September 26, 2019 in Paris.

Speaking in an official message broadcast on TV, minister Ricardo Salles insisted that the oil is Venezuelan in origin, a claim the Brazilian government has maintained for over a week.

Hundreds of tonnes of oil have washed up on shore in many of Brazil's northeastern beaches and its origins have not yet been fully explained. (Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

Shippers seek alternatives for oil as crews work toward plugging Keystone leak .
Shippers seek alternatives for oil as crews work toward plugging Keystone leakThe shutdown caused by the spill threatens a large amount of regular supply of heavy Canadian crude to the United States. Canada is the biggest foreign provider of oil to the United States, with exports to the U.S. averaging about 3.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2018, according to the federal Canada Energy Regulator.

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