Tag: Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro
Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 23:27 UTC

Hard-line opposition leader Lopez on trial; defense evidence thrown out

The opposition leader was arrested on February 18 after he spoke at a demonstration that turned violent

The trial against Venezuelan hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is accused of inciting violence at anti-government protests has began in Caracas. Lopez could face up to 13 years in jail if convicted.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 06:25 UTC

Venezuela admits its ever growing dependency from China

“Venezuela has become one of the places most committed to investments from China and the seventh supplier of oil” said Xi

Venezuela confirmed Monday that its relations with China have become a fundamental pillar for making progress in almost all sectors of its economy. With a new portfolio of accords and almost 5.7 billion in loans, Beijing will provide support in many key areas.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 10:13 UTC

CFK invites regional presidents to the official dinner for Russia's Putin

“They say that there is some Russian blood in every sixth Argentine. Many people from our country found their second home in Argentina” said Putin

President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, invited her peers from Bolivia, Uruguay and Venezuela, Evo Morales, Jose Mujica and Nicolas Maduro respectively to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:36 UTC

Venezuela blackout interrupts live-television broadcast from President Maduro

“It seems like there are some problems, we are going to investigate the problems” said Maduro

A blackout cut electricity in various parts of Venezuela on Friday and twice interrupted the live television broadcast of a speech by President Nicolas Maduro, who said authorities were seeking more information about the outage.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 07:22 UTC

Maduro blames the World Cup for airlines decision to cut flights to Venezuela

This month,  Panama’s Copa Airlines and Alitalia became the latest carriers to cut flights to Caracas

President Nicolás Maduro said the World Cup is to blame for international airlines’ decision to cut flights to Venezuela and denied that the move had anything to do with his government's refusal to allow them to repatriate proceeds from ticket sales inside the country.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014 - 07:22 UTC

Unasur mediators leave Venezuela unable to re-launch peace negotiations

The foreign ministers and the papal nuncio hope that a date for the next meeting is fixed as soon as possible, said Unasur ministers

Mediators from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) urged Venezuela's government and opposition back to the negotiating table after failing to revive talks to stem months of protests in the polarized nation.

Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Venezuela's protests should be over by July when the summer holidays, says top security official

Minister Miguel Rodríguez says security forces have been restrained in the face of extreme provocation

Venezuela’s three-month protest movement has dwindled to a hard core of a few hundred violent troublemakers and the unrest should be over by July, when schools and universities break up for the summer holidays, a top security official said.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Panama elected-president pledges to normalize relations with Venezuela and Colombia

Varela has close links with Maduro, but Colombia seems a tougher challenge

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Panamanian president-elect Juan Carlos Varela have pledged to waste no time in normalizing relations and re-launching diplomatic, economic and trade ties cut off two months ago, Venezuela's foreign ministry announced. Varela takes office next July first.

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Pope Francis, Bachelet, Maduro and Mujica, in Time's 100 most influential people

The president of Chile, a champion of women's rights; Maduro missing the touch of Chavez and Mujica, “legalized pot”

Pope Francis, presidents Michelle Bachelet of Chile, Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and José Mujica of Uruguay, and Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón are the Latin Americans named by TIME magazine to its list of the “100 most influential people in the world.”

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Malvinas 'sooner than later' will return to Argentina, forecasts Maduro

Ministers Rossi and Admiral Meléndez during the bilateral talks on defense cooperation

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro forecasted that “sooner than later, the Malvinas Islands will return to the hands of the Argentine people” and recalled that during the recent Celac summit in Cuba (Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States) Latin-American was declared “a territory of peace and free of colonialism”.

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