Rodríguez Leaves OPEC for PDVSA OPEC Secretary
General Alí Rodríguez agreed in mid-April to
assume the presidency of Venezuela's state oil company,
Petróleos de Venezuela. Rodríguez previously
served as President Hugo Chávez's oil minister before
assuming the top OPEC post in November 2000 and returns to a
country and company shaken by the failed presidential coup.
Chávez is counting on Rodríguez to ease labor
tensions at PDVSA, where striking workers have halted exports
and reduced production. As oil minister from February 1999 to
December 2000, Rodríguez oversaw Venezuela's compliance
with OPEC production quotas. CSFB Promotes Frank López
Credit Suisse First Boston has appointed Frank López as
its new head of investment banking and emerging markets
coverage for Latin America. López will work out of the
bank's New York headquarters and will be responsible for...
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