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Montevideo, February 20th 2019 - 01:35 UTC

Tag: Geneva

  • Saturday, December 15th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    UN forecasts 2 million Venezuelans will emigrate in 2019

    “The reasons for these people leaving goes from sheer hunger to violence and lack of security,” said UNHCR's Filippo Grandi.

    Around two million more Venezuelans are expected to flee their country during 2019, according to a United Nations forecast released Friday in Geneva. If true, the total number of Venezuelan migrants could reach 5.3 million a year from now.

  • Saturday, November 3rd 2018 - 07:47 UTC

    Argentina, Japan and EU supporting US drive for greater transparency at WTO

    The growing support for the U.S. initiative will add to pressure on China and India to accept reforms at the 23-year-old WTO

    Argentina, Costa Rica, Japan and the European Union are supporting a U.S. drive to enforce greater transparency and discipline at the World Trade Organization, an updated proposal published by the WTO showed on Friday.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Conditions in Venezuelan prisons are “beyond monstrous” claims UN human rights office

    “Overcrowding is rife” and the infrastructure is infested with rats and insects. Not all detainees have access to natural light, and food and drinking water is limited

    Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the Government. Issuing the alert in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that there were specific concerns for the well-being of 59 Colombian nationals, who’ve been held for more than two years without being charged.

  • Monday, October 8th 2018 - 16:36 UTC

    UNHCR calls “monumental crisis” the migration of Venezuelans

    “Being here symbolizes the will of the international community to be close to Colombia in this very important effort to respond to a monumental crisis,” told Grandi.

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, made a visit to the Colombian-Venezuelan border to understand the dimensions of the exodus of Venezuelans that, according to the UN statistics, 1.9 million have left Venezuela since 2015 due the Venezuela's economic and social situation.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 18:51 UTC

    Venezuela: close to fraudulent elections

    Despite the accusations made by the international community, the government is heading towards an election unilaterally called.

    Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.