Tag: Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro
Friday, July 31st 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Maduro takes over brewers complex as Venezuela runs out of beer because of lack of barley

Maduro has accused Polar of sabotaging the economy by hoarding goods and intentionally creating shortages, a charge the company denies.

Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas Polar late Wednesday just as Venezuela's federation of brewers announced that Polar's beer manufacturing subsidiary is shutting two of its six plants because of a lack of imported barley.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015 - 06:43 UTC

Maduro formally requests UN mediation in border dispute with Guyana

“We will continue to work through diplomatic means,” Maduro said after the meeting. “We will overcome the provocations and aggressions of Granger.”

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro said he asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for U.N. mediation in his country's century-old border dispute with neighboring Guyana. The controversy was discussed by Maduro and Ban at a meeting Tuesday morning in New York.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

Guyana warns in Washington about the Venezuelan threat to its territory

“Guyana at the moment is facing a challenge to its survival by a larger state,” Granger said at the William Perry Center of Hemispheric Defense Studies.

Guyana's territorial dispute with neighboring Venezuela represents a threat to its very survival, President David Granger warned Friday in Washington. After a recent offshore oil find, the row between the two countries has escalated, with Venezuela laying claim to a huge swathe of Guyana's territory.

Wednesday, July 15th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Guyana declines UN good offices since they have only 'helped Venezuela'

Greenidge’s remarks came less than a week after Venezuela officially asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new Good Officer.

Guyana is no longer interested in the UN Good Offices Process as a means to settle its century-old border dispute with Venezuela, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said on Monday in a news briefing live-streamed online.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 07:40 UTC

Maduro recalls ambassador in Guyana: “Venezuela in under new forms of assault and aggression”

“Venezuela is coming under new forms of assault and aggression,” said Maduro. “This is a grave, dangerous situation that we must combat with national unity.”

President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he was recalling Venezuela's ambassador in neighboring Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions over their disputed border. During an address to parliament, Maduro said that he also is initiating a comprehensive review of relations with much smaller Guyana and reducing the size of Venezuela's embassy there.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 05:42 UTC

Commonwealth's 53-member states support Guyana's sovereignty and territorial integrity

“Commonwealth stands as one and speaks with one voice in our commitment to Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” said Kamalesh Sharma

The 53 member states of the Commonwealth have pledged to support Guyana in the ongoing maritime border dispute with Venezuela. Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma, sought to assure the government of the groupings commitment on his arrival to Jamaica.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Guyana gives assurances to Exxon to keep exploring for oil, despite Venezuela's threats

Granger said Exxon has nothing to fear since it is operating in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone and it has the weight of international law behind it

Venezuela’s recent claim on Guyana’s maritime territory is a “legal absurdity” and US oil firm ExxonMobil will continue to work as scheduled, President David Granger has said. Labeling Caracas’ claim as the worst intrusion the country has ever had on its sovereignty, the President said his government has made its position on the claim by Venezuela clear to the oil company.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:44 UTC

Venezuela's legislative election announced for 6 December, a Chavista remembrance date

“The National Electoral Council does not act under pressure” said Tibisay Lucena during a televised speech, chiding hard-line opposition critics

Venezuela's parliamentary election will be held on December 6, authorities announced on Monday, ending lengthy speculation over the date for a vote that surveys showed was likely to punish the ruling socialists.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 04:53 UTC

UK High Commissioner dismisses Venezuela's (oily) claim on Guyana's maritime front

 “UK is clear that the Venezuela-Guyana land border is, and should be, as agreed under the 1899 Arbitration Agreement”, said Commissioner Quinn

British High Commissioner to Guyana, James Gregory Quinn has dismissed Venezuela’s most recent claim on Guyana’s oil rich Essequibo Coast, stating that it lacks solid grounds. Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro on May 27 signed a decree that now claims an entire portion of Guyana’s territory into the Atlantic Ocean and includes the Stabroek Block where a significant portion of oil was recently discovered by US oil giant, ExxonMobil.

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 08:05 UTC

Maduro cancels trip to Rome and meeting with the Pope because of a 'flu spell'

“Due to being hit by flu and otitis, doctors have forbidden me to get on a plane and make the journey,” Maduro said in a broadcast on state television

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he had canceled a planned trip to Rome and Vatican during which he was due to meet Pope Francis, because he is sick with flu. Analysts believe the 'diplomatic' flu spell could be linked to protests in Rome and the Vatican bringing up the issue of political prisoners, following on several letters sent to the Holy See.

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