NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria ( BBVA)'s Venezuelan unit is not up for sale. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal and the , bank's website, BBVA Banco Provincial is denying claims that it is being put up for sale for $2 billion. The report that the bank was for sale came from journalist Jose Vicente Rangel, a friend of President Hugo Chavez, according to published reports. --Written by Maria Woehr in New York. To contact the writer of this article, click here: Maria Woehr. To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/newsgirlmw. To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.