Venezuela, in Historic Shift, Moves to Scale Back Fuel Subsidy

The routine of Nicolás Maduro, grappling with extreme gasoline shortages, claimed it will scale again its longstanding gas subsidy and privatize support stations, in a significant change for Venezuelans lengthy accustomed to filling up their autos absolutely free of cost.

The measures, which choose outcome on Monday, are a gamble for Mr. Maduro as he struggles with a devastating economic disaster and attempts to outlast U.S.-led sanctions intended to topple his authoritarian administration.