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CEMEX acknowledges implementation of nationalization decree in Venezuela


MONTERREY, MEXICO - CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today that, according to a press release issued by Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), PDVSA will proceed to take operational control of the plants of CEMEX Venezuela on Monday, August 18, 2008, on behalf of the Government of Venezuela.

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