The minister, Rafael Ramírez, said Venezuela, which is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and supplies more than 10 percent of American oil imports, could act in the face of what he described as aggression by the Bush administration. [With Nigeria in civil conflict, more than 30% of US oil imports threatened by Bush foreign policy.]
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