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Stories for December 27th 2017

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 19:56 UTC

    “Operación Genesis” calls to rebellion of military and police forces

    ”God and Christ gave us the victory. Lets go to the streets to take our freedom” says the rebel in today's message to Venezuela.

    “Venezuela: God and Christ gave us the victory. Lets go to the streets to take our freedom” says Oscar Pérez, an ex-inspector of the CICPC, the national police force in a new video diffused by himself with a group of rebellious officials. In the video he calls on the population and the national security agencies to join them in the fight and rebel against the regime of Nicolás Maduro.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 14:54 UTC

    Gasoline, another kind of business in Venezuelan scarcity

    Usually the smugglers sell 20 liters at a price of 1,600,000 Bs –or more-, which is equivalent to 3 and a half minimum salaries approximately. Photo: Santi Donaire<br />

    It is paradoxical how a country with the largest oil reserves in the world has a shortage of gasoline. Of course, Venezuela does not produce gasoline as such, but sells crude oil and imports gasoline, so with the sanctions imposed by various nations and the very crisis that PDVSA (State Company) suffers - which according to the unions works approximately 13% of its capacity- complicate the problem.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 11:13 UTC

    Cúcuta, the solution to many Venezuelans

    More than 550,000 Venezuelans have arrived in the last year to live in Colombia by Cúcuta

    When it comes to getting medical treatments, temporary work, migration for a short time, buying food or making more money, Cúcuta has been the better option, if not the perfect one, it is the most practical, for many Venezuelans.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 11:08 UTC

    Argentine Air Force base turned into an airport for low cost airlines' operations

     El Palomar in the outskirts of Buenos Aires has been turned from an Air Force base to a civilian airport from where low cost airlines will operate

    El Palomar airport to the west of metropolitan Buenos Aires was officially incorporated to Argentina's National System of Airports and will be open for the low cost airlines to operate, beginning January.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 11:02 UTC

    Federal Judge Griesa who presided over Argentina's dispute with hedge funds, has died

    Manhattan federal court official Edward Friedland says Griesa died on Sunday. The cause of the judge’s death hasn’t been disclosed.

    A New York federal judge who drew the ire of Argentine government officials in a long-running case over Argentina’s debts has died. Judge Thomas P. Griesa was 87, and spent 45 years on the federal bench.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:54 UTC

    Fujimori from hospital apologizes to “those whom he let down”

    Fujimori lay propped up on a hospital bed wearing a white gown, with a blood pressure cuff on his right arm and another monitor clasped to his left index finger.

    Peru's ailing former leader Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday asked the public for forgiveness, two days after receiving a presidential pardon that sparked street protests.”I am aware that the results of my government were well received on one side, but I admit that I have let down other compatriots, and I ask them to forgive me with all my heart,’ Fujimori said in a Facebook video filmed from his hospital bed.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:44 UTC

    Brazil is the world's ninth largest producer of hydrocarbons

    Brazil has produced 3.3 million barrels per day (b/d) of hydrocarbons so far in 2017, according to data through August, up from 3.2 million b/d in 2016

    Brazil has produced 3.3 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum and other liquids so far in 2017, according to data through August, up from 3.2 million b/d in 2016, making it the ninth-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in the world. Production of crude oil in Brazil increased in recent years as producers targeted large, offshore, pre-salt oil deposits. Brazil’s pre-salt oil production in 2016 reached a record 1.02 million b/d, surpassing the 2015 production level by 33%.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:32 UTC

    FIFA bribes scandal: Peruvian official cleared by US court in New York

    After leaving the court in New York, Manuel Burga who was head of Peruvian football until 2014, said: “God bless America!”

    A Peruvian football official accused of taking bribes has been cleared by a jury in the United States. Manuel Burga, who led football in Peru until 2014, was accused of taking cash in exchange for distributing marketing and media rights to matches. Two other South American football officials were convicted by the same jury on Friday.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazil has no plans to name new ambassador in Caracas

    Ruy Pereira was appointed ambassador in Venezuela in 2013, under the administration of ex president Dilma Rousseff.

    The Brazilian foreign ministry has no plans to send a new ambassador to Venezuela, after Ruy Pereira was declared “persona non grata” by the government of Nicolás Maduro. With the ousting of ambassador Ruy Pereira the embassy will be the responsibility of the highest ranking diplomatic in Caracas, who is the business attaché. He is the second most senior and who has spent more time in Venezuela behind the ambassador.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:04 UTC

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister steps down as president of the country's Football Association

    “As long as Putin trusts me, I continue to work as deputy premier and oversee the preparations for the world championships”, Vitaly Mutko stated

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko stepped down from his role as President of the Russian Football Union. Mutko told reporters in Russia he was stepping down to dispute his Olympic ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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