Venezuela's Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, right, and Igor Sechin, chief executive of Russian energy company Rosneft, smile at each other after a signing ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, T

 

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Venezuela's Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, right, and Igor Sechin, chief executive of Russian energy company Rosneft, smile at each other after a signing ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Russian and Venezuelan officials signed five documents laying out plans for offshore natural gas and oil projects, the creation of a new joint company and the purchase of Russian-made oil drills. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)