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Montevideo, January 21st 2018 - 02:46 UTC

Tag: Nicolas Maduro

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 20:23 UTC

    EU sanctions against Venezuelan officials

    Among those sanctioned are some “big shots” of the Government. As Diosdado Cabello.

    Among the sanctioned are the number two of the government, Diosdado Cabello; Néstor Reverol, minister of Justice and Maikel Moreno, president of the Supreme Court of Justice. These are new individual sanctions, which include the freezing of assets and the prohibition to travel to the countries of the European bloc to at least seven senior Venezuelan officials.

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  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 10:44 UTC

    Oscar Pérez case repercussions: the operation was “State terrorism”

    The former prosecutor protected by the Colombian government, Luisa Ortega Díaz, described the case as extrajudicial execution

    After a day of speculation and uncertainty in Venezuela, the interior minister, Néstor Reverol confirmed the death of Oscar Pérez, who, according to the minister, “attacked our officials” when the authorities were preparing to negotiate the surrender of the rebels, which the same Oscar Perez denied minutes before dying in several videos published on his social networks. The minister also reported that the Venezuelan opposition provided information for the location of the former insurgent police and part of the La Resistencia group at the dialogue table in the Dominican Republic.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Petro: The cryptocurrency that is not cryptocurrency

    For technology analyst Luis Carlos Diaz, “Petro does not approach a cryptocurrency but rather a bond, and we already know what happens with Chavism bonds”

    According to the journalist specialized in technology Edgar Rincon, the solution devised by the Venezuelan government to evade the “strong and cruel sanctions of the international community to Venezuela”, the Petro, is not a cryptocurrency because “within the guidelines of the cryptocurrency guide does not fit. ”

  • Sunday, January 7th 2018 - 08:14 UTC

    Chaos in Venezuela as shops are ordered to cut prices to last month's levels

    “We’re hungry! We want food!” screamed the crowd, which included babies, pensioners and children with disabilities. (Pic AFP)

    Mobs gathered outside some Caracas supermarkets on Saturday after the government ordered shops to slash prices, creating chaos as desperate Venezuelans leapt at the chance to buy cheaper food as the country’s worsening economy causes severe shortages.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 10:57 UTC

    Maduro announced the bonus of Reyes Magos of almost a minimum wage

    Maduro will grant a bonus with the equivalent of US$ 3.9, to those who possess the Carnet de la Patria, an identity document created by the government that serves to regulate the purchase of food

    Four days before the beginning of an election year in Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro announced on national television that he will grant a bonus of 500,000 bolivares, the equivalent of US$ 3.9, to those who possess the Carnet de la Patria, an identity document created by the government that serves to regulate the purchase of food and tools with which users can access pensions or bonuses of this style in exchange for their loyalty to the government party.

  • Friday, December 29th 2017 - 10:35 UTC

    Venezuelan Observatory of Violence published its annual report

    The report shows that in Venezuela 15 people died every day by the hands of police or military officials. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    This Thursday, the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (VVO) published its annual report, in the hands of its director, the sociologist Roberto Briceño León, which shows a 2017 full of irregularities by the State and a high rate of abuse of the same and towards it.

  • 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 - 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 - 07:22 UTC

    Canada insists in criticizing the Maduro regime despite diplomats expulsion incident

    Canada has criticized the government of President Nicolás Maduro over its human rights record. More than 150 people were killed during months of protests

    Canada has announced it is expelling Venezuela's ambassador to Ottawa, Wilmer Barrientos Fernández, and its charge d'affaires, Ángel Herrera. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the move was in retaliation for the expulsion of its most senior diplomat from Caracas over the weekend.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2017 - 11:02 UTC

    Macri sends message to the Venezuelan people and demands respect for human rights

    “I couldn't forget a solidarity message and of support for the Venezuelan people” pointed out Macri during the 51st Mercosur summit taking place in Brasilia

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri in Brasilia expressed full solidarity with the Venezuelan people, called for human rights respect and freedom for the political prisoners held by the regime of president Nicolas Maduro.