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By Mircely Guanipa and Marianna Parraga MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) -Venezuela’s first diesel imports since November arrived this week aboard the tanker Bueno, carrying almost 500,000 barrels of fuel desperately needed by farmers and truckers in the sanction-hit country, according to a shipping document and three sources. Even though U.S. sanctions allow fuel imports by Venezuela under humanitarian exceptions, lawyers consulted by Reuters said companies need a specific authorization from the U.S. Treasury Department. It was not immediately clear who provided the fuel. The U.S. Treasury Depart…

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