Context NewsVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Nov. 2 announced plans to restructure the country's foreign debt, but also said state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela would make a $1.1 billion payment on a bond maturing the same day. Maduro said he was creating a commission to study "restructuring of all future payments." Maduro said Vice President Tareck El Aissami would head the commission.
Context NewsRuling socialist President Nicolas Maduro's candidates won 17 regional governorships in Venezuela versus six for the opposition in voting on Oct. 15 with turnout of more than 61 percent, the Latin American country’s pro-government electoral board said. Opposition leaders refused to recognize the win. Opinion polls had suggested they would easily win a majority, with one survey giving them 44.7 percent of voter intentions against 21.1 percent for the government.
Context NewsExxon Mobil won 10 exploration blocks in Brazil's latest round of bidding for oil drilling and production rights held on Sept. 27, including six in the offshore Campos basin in association with state-controlled oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro. The basin lies adjacent to Brazil's coveted "pré-sal" or subsalt area where hydrocarbons are trapped under a layer of salt beneath the ocean floor. Brazil will hold auctions for exploration and production rights in the subsalt area on Oct. 27.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".