Tag: Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro
Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 05:20 UTC

Caricom fully supports Guyana's 'territorial integrity' and insists the Caribbean is Zone of Peace

“The ministers underscored the need for the Caribbean region to be maintained as a Zone of Peace”, COFCOR reported

Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers have welcomed Venezuela’s decision to receive a United Nations (UN) technical team which will provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on the way forward to a full and final solution to its territorial dispute with Guyana. And they say they fully support Guyana’s “territorial integrity”.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Plenty of Cristina's friends referred to the Malvinas claim at the UN

  “It's obvious that in a limited span of time the president can't address all issues and she had priorities”, pointed out Timerman

Although president Cristina Fernandez, to the surprise of many, did not mention a word about Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, particularly since this was her last address to the UN General Assembly, Minister Hector Timerman said that nobody could doubt the president's commitment to the Malvinas question, and there were plenty of mentions to the issue from allied countries.

Monday, September 28th 2015 - 10:15 UTC

Guyana and Venezuela agree to restore ambassador and hold talks

Maduro and Guyanese President Granger met for the first time in New York in talks mediated by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Following a tense meeting, the presidents of Venezuela and Guyana agreed Sunday to restore ambassadors and hold talks to resolve a long-running border dispute that flared up recently following the discovery of oil in disputed waters.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 07:02 UTC

Maduro calls for dialogue with Guyana but insists on its claim over Essequibo

Maduro’s invitation comes amidst Guyana’s concerns, following Venezuela’s increased military presence on the border it shares with Guyana.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro says he wants to have a discussion with his Guyanese counterpart to find a way to settle the conflicts between the two countries. He made a call for a meeting to be held on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York, during his ‘Contact with Maduro’ program, according to the statement on the website of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 10:14 UTC

With mediation of Uruguay and Ecuador border Colombia / Venezuela reopens

The talks -- facilitated by Correa and Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez -- lasted five hours and also saw an agreement of “the situation on the border”

Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee “progressive normalization” of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:44 UTC

World shock reaction to Lopez sentencing; supporters call for peaceful protests

Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori gave an impassioned speech before dozens of supporters calling for people to take to the streets nationwide

Supporters rallied around the wife of Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Friday, calling for peaceful protests as he was sentenced to nearly 14 years in jail for his role in deadly anti-government demonstrations last year. The European Union joined in denouncing a “harsh” verdict, while Washington said it was “deeply troubled” by the treatment of the US-trained economist.

Friday, September 11th 2015 - 06:03 UTC

Venezuelan opposition leader sentenced to 13 years in prison; Unasur statement expected Friday

Lopez's arrest and imprisonment has been condemned by Amnesty International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was convicted inciting violence and sentenced to 13 years in prison on Thursday for his leading role in the 2014 street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that spiralled into bloodshed, killing more than 40 people. A statement from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) is expected on Friday.

Tuesday, September 8th 2015 - 06:24 UTC

Maduro pledges a comprehensive PetroCaribe plan spanning 2015/2025

Maduro said that without PetroCaribe “our Caribbean would be a Mediterranean,” referring to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has pledged to build a comprehensive plan for PetroCaribe, in the next ten years, spanning 2015-2025.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:38 UTC

Argentina and Brazil scheduled to meet Maduro over the border situation with Colombia

On Friday, Timerman and Vieira met with their Colombian counterpart in Bogotá, María Ángela Holguín.

In the margins of the Petrocaribe Summit currently taking place in Jamaica, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be meeting the foreign ministers of Argentina and Brazil to discuss the border crisis with Colombia.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 10:17 UTC

Colombia was one vote short in OAS to address the border crisis with Venezuela

Five countries voted against the request: Venezuela and its regional allies Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador. Brazil and Argentina abstained from voting.

Colombia on Monday was one vote short at the Organization of American States to summon a meeting of foreign ministers over the ongoing border crisis with Venezuela. Bogotá had requested the high-level meeting up as the country is seeking international support for an ongoing diplomatic crisis with its socialist neighbor.


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