Caracas_ The president of Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, announced today that he will request audits in several areas of the industry as part of actions against corruption, Radio Habana Cuba publishes. 

"We are going to shield PDVSA against the corruption," said the official in an assembly of the institution, during which Ali Rodriguez was sworn in as honorary president of the company, who served as ambassador of Venezuela in Cuba.

Quevedo said that the mafias that promoted theft and sabotage in one of the main engines of the Venezuelan economy invaded some of the basic structures to use this 2017 oil industry in a blow against the economy.

He reiterated that the United States handled the threads of that plan. He also assured that all those involved with these crimes will be brought to justice.

On the other hand, the official confirmed the progress of the recovery and sanitation program of the state company, which contributes greatly to the social programs deployed by the government.

According to preliminary figures, corruption in PDVSA caused from 2011 to 2017 losses that double the 8.4 billion destined by the Bolivarian government as national budget in the current fiscal year, equivalent to more than two billion dollars.

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