Just closing a story that I mentioned on March 28. The pipeline reopened today, PDVSA said in an e-mailed statement.
Ramírez señaló que de manera intensa y en tiempo récord de dos días, se logró poner en funcionamiento el gasoducto, tras el reemplazo de la línea afectada, la aplicación de pruebas técnicas y de radiografía de la soldadura.
Note that the good people at the Guinness Book of World Records keep very busy in Latin America, as governments always strive to achieve “tiempo record.” A few recent examples:
Chile bans “Spice” in record time
Argentine President Fernandez vetos an increase in retirement pay in record time
Venezuela presents housing to displaced in record time
Guarico (Venezuela) fixes a highway in record time
Colombian President Santos mends relations with opponents in record time
Tlacopaltan (Mexico) restored after flooding in record time
Ecuador works to end electricity crisis in record time
Hat-tip to RJ.
ADDING: Venezuelans who rely on state media might think their country exports natural gas to Colombia, based on this hilariously incorrect headline. Argh.