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Montevideo, November 21st 2018 - 16:07 UTC

Tag: Jorge Arreaza

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 14:57 UTC

    Hunger increases and affects 39 million people in Latin America

    FAO reported that the growth of hunger in the Latin American region grew marked especially by the humanitarian crisis experienced in Venezuela, where undernourishment reached 3.7 million

    Hunger reached 821 million people in 2017 worldwide, of which about 39 million are Latin American, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The figure represents a deterioration of 6.1% in Latin America and the Caribbean compared to previous years and could be due to the economic slowdown in South America, especially marked by the case of Venezuela, the UN agency said on Tuesday.

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 18:15 UTC

    Several dead in military complex amid revelations of coup plans in Venezuela

    Donald Trump held meetings with a Venezuelan high-ranking military officer and US officials in order to plot a plan to carry out a coup against Nicolás Maduro

    Eight alleged criminals were killed on Sunday at the most important military complex in Venezuela amid the revelations about plans for a coup supported by the government of the United States.

  • Sunday, August 19th 2018 - 18:26 UTC

    Complications for the diaspora: Venezuelans can only flee with a passport to Peru or Ecuador

    Peruvian Migration Office recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100 people.

    The Ministry of the Interior of Peru has announced that as of the dawn of next Saturday, August 25, Venezuelans will be required to present their passport to be admitted to the country. This measure coincides with that taken by Ecuador this week when it reached record figures in the entry of Venezuelan citizens in that country. The National Superintendency of Migrations of Peru recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Venezuela closer to being suspended from OAS

    “I’m glad we are recognizing that democracy matters. We will not recognize illegitimate governments,” Carlos Trujillo, U.S. representative to OAS said

    The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday passed a resolution to call an extraordinary assembly to vote on suspending Venezuela from the 34-member group after President Nicolas Maduro’s widely condemned re-election last month.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 12:01 UTC

    Venezuelan minister praises China and lashes out at the US, in Beijing

    “Our country is under permanent attack and aggression from the United States of America,” Arreaza said sparing no words in praising China

    Venezuela’s foreign minister blamed the United States for his country’s spiraling debt crisis, saying Washington’s “permanent attack” had left the economy crippled. Jorge Arreaza lashed out at Donald Trump, US and European sanctions, and American interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs at the Venezuelan embassy in Beijing during a three-day official visit.

  • Thursday, October 12th 2017 - 11:57 UTC

    UK and Europe closely watching Venezuelan State Governors' elections

    Sir Alan Duncan expressed to minister Jorge Arreaza UK’s profound concern at the deterioration in the political, economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela.

    British Minister Sir Alan Duncan expressed his concern at the deteriorating situation in Venezuela during a meeting in London on Wednesday with Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza in London. Sir Duncan said that together with Europeans partners, they are closely watching the management of the 15 October Venezuelan State Governors’ elections closely.

  • Saturday, August 26th 2017 - 08:17 UTC

    Maduro reacts to Trump's sanctions: “we will sell our oil to other markets”

    President Maduro went on national television to denounce the US sanctions as an illegal act of aggression. “Venezuela will never surrender to any imperial power”

    Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has said that a preliminary analysis shows that new financial sanctions imposed by the United States will lead to a halt in oil exports to the US. President Trump's order bans trade in Venezuelan debt and blocks its state oil firm from selling bonds in the US.

  • Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 09:10 UTC

    CARICOM tells Venezuela it supports Guyana's integrity in territorial dispute

    CARICOM chairman Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart informed visiting Venezuelan vice-president Jorge Arreaza of the group's position

    Venezuela’s vice-president Jorge Arreaza recently heard directly from CARICOM chairman, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, that the regional grouping is backing Guyana in the territorial dispute between the two South American neighbors. Stuart met last Friday with Arreaza who was visiting the island as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims in the region.

  • Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 09:14 UTC

    Oil rich but power short Venezuela cuts working day to save electricity

    Vice-President Arreaza said very hot weather caused a surge in energy demand. State employees would now work from 07:30-13:00 to save on air conditioning.

    Venezuela says it will cut the working day for public sector workers to five-and-a-half hours to conserve energy, down from eight to nine hours. The initiative is part of a nationwide electricity rationing plan.

  • Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 05:32 UTC

    Maduro skips UN speech alleging ‘two highly serious provocations’ against his life

    The Venezuelan president stopped at Vancouver, but then rerouted to Caracas missing New York

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to “protect my life” after purported threats on it. Just back from a visit to China Maduro said that on a layover in Vancouver he received intelligence on what he said were “two highly serious provocations”, which prompted him to scrap his UN trip.

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