Tag: Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro
Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Venezuela invites Cardinal Parolin to become “mediator of good will”

The current Vatican Secretary of State was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela

The Venezuelan government formally invited today the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to join the exploratory talks with the opposition as “mediator of good will” in order to find a solution to the violent situation in the country.

Monday, April 7th 2014 - 06:21 UTC

UN 'deep concern' over violence in Venezuela; supports people's right to protest peacefully

For weeks protestors have camped outside UN offices in Caracas

The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern over the “high human cost” of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest. Hundreds more have been detained or injured in clashes with security forces.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Maduro takes his case to a New York Times column: “a call for peace”

“Some of those who supported ousting Venezuela’s democratically elected government in 2002 are leading the protests today”

Venezuela: A Call for Peace - By Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela - The recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker and supporters cleared from square with tear gas

Maria Corina Machado pledged to keep protesting (Photo Reuters)

Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas on Tuesday and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez will remain in a military prison

The Court of Appeals maintained the charges against Lopez

The Caracas Court of Appeals rejected on Friday the defense attorney's plea for the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, locked up in a military prison since last Feb. 18, Venezuela's Supreme Court said Friday.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:50 UTC

Venezuela’s Failing State

The opposition leader at the moment of his arrest; he has been in jail since February 18

By Leopoldo López - Los Teques, Venezuela — As I compose these words from the Ramo Verde military prison outside Caracas, I am struck by how much Venezuelans have suffered.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 09:50 UTC

Unasur 'democratic clause' comes into force after ratification by Uruguay and Colombia

Ecuadorean foreign minister announced that a Unasur delegation will be arriving in Venezuela before the end of March

Any country that suffers an interruption to its democratic order will be automatically excluded from Unasur (Union of South American Nations), the bloc announced this week, after its “democratic clause” came into force and as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claimed that a US-funded campaign is trying to ouster him.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Unasur delegation begins dialogue-contacts next week to help with Venezuelan situation

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro made the announcement in Montevideo

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro confirmed that next week a delegation from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) will be ready to sponsor dialogue and help de-compress the situation in Venezuela as was agreed at the recent foreign ministers meeting held in Santiago de Chile when the inauguration of president Michelle Bachelet.

Saturday, March 15th 2014 - 04:26 UTC

February annual inflation in Venezuela soars to 57.3%; Maduro blames the 'economic war'

Venezuelans for months have been struggling for basic items such as flour, cooking oil and toilet paper

Venezuela's annual inflation rate rose to 57.3% in February, the central bank said as violent opposition demonstrations during the month disrupted the economy. However the bank also pointed out that despite the protests inflation slowed on a month-on-month basis to 2.4% from 3.3% in January.

Thursday, March 13th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Three more fatal shootings in Venezuela raise the death toll to 25

Protests in Venezuela have been ongoing for a month with no indications of a truce or a lowering of tension

Protesters battled soldiers on Wednesday in the streets of Caracas again as three more fatal shootings raised to 25 the death toll from a month of demonstrations against Venezuela's populist government.

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