Tag: Venezuela

Venezuela
Thursday, September 15th 2016 - 10:40 UTC

Uruguay admits “consensus support” to remove Venezuela from Mercosur rotating chair

 “If Uruguay had opposed the declaration, Mercosur would have been in full paralysis” argued Cancela regarding the Mercosur consensus statement

Uruguay's deputy foreign minister Jose Luis Cancela said that if Uruguay had not complied with the other Mercosur three founding members' joint declaration ignoring Venezuela's presidency and demanding it complies with the group's legislation and treaties, “Mercosur would have been launched into a period of full paralysis”.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Venezuela could lose Mercosur membership if it does not comply with the block's rules

      Venezuela is expected to must approve an estimated 300 rules and regulations, and incorporate some thirty international treaties by next December

Mercosur full members are working on a resolution calling on Venezuela to comply with all rules, regulations and international treaties of the block, which should be incorporated by next December, and if not the country could lose its membership, according to Uruguayan foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016 - 19:36 UTC

Cuba looking for new oil supplier and begins implementing social security tax

According to Russia's RT news agency Raul Castro made the request directly to Vladimir Putin

President Raul Castro has asked Russia to consider beginning to supply Cuba with oil. Before the Soviet Union’s disintegration in 1991, the ex URSS was Cuba’s main supplier under favorable trade terms. Russia's official news network revealed the news, allegedly in a direct request from Castro to president Vladimir Putin.

Friday, September 2nd 2016 - 15:01 UTC

Brazil reacts to Maduro's statements and calls its ambassador in Caracas

Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Venezuela's attitude “is conspicuously against the principles and objectives of the Latin American integration.”

The impeachment process that led to the removal of Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday, August 31, increased the gap among the continent's governments. While the U.S. said that the definite ousting of the now-former president of Brazil followed constitutional proceedings, the so-called Bolivarian governments – Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia – reacted by calling their ambassadors back.

Friday, September 2nd 2016 - 11:21 UTC

A million Venezuelans take to the streets peacefully to protest against Maduro

The opposition Democratic Unity coalition estimated at least 1 million people took part after protesters streamed into Caracas

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded Venezuela's capital on Thursday in one of the biggest mass protests against socialist rule for more than a decade. Dressed in white and chanting “this government will fall,” hundreds of thousands rallied across Caracas to demand a recall referendum against Maduro and decry a deep economic crisis in the oil rich country.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 10:58 UTC

Fears the “Great March on Caracas” could trigger violent clashes between Chavistas and opposition

“All of Venezuela is mobilizing for the right to vote” said Jesus Torrealba, the head of the main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD).

Venezuela's opposition and government head into a crucial test of strength this Thursday with massive marches for and against a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro that have raised fears of a violent confrontation.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Guantanamo Bay inmate is back in Uruguay following his arrest in Venezuela

Diyab and five other ex-Guantanamo inmates resettled along with him have had a running dispute with Uruguay's government over housing and living allowances

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials announced in Montevideo. Syrian Jihad Diyab, 45, who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret police after going off the radar in Uruguay then traveling to Venezuela, apparently evading border control.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 04:38 UTC

Mercosur members who disagree and don't accept consensus “can walk out”...

“Mercosur members are well aware that the same way they decided to belong to the group, they can walk away...” said minister Loizaga

Paraguay said Mercosur will continue to function and is waiting for a reply from Uruguay to confirm a collegiate presidency of the block, until Argentina takes the helm at the end of the year. If not, “Mercosur members are well aware that the the same way they decided to belong to the group, they can walk away...”

Monday, August 29th 2016 - 04:11 UTC

Venezuela and Iran announce new “dynamic bilateral relations”

Maduro made the announcements in Caracas next to with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in the final leg of his South American tour

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named Chief General Jesus Gonzalez as the country's new ambassador to Iran on Saturday, while announcing the beginning of a new dynamic era in Caracas-Tehran bilateral relations.

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 11:53 UTC

Nin Novoa exposes Mercosur disarray: “It's her; I'm the only minister she talks to”

Nin Novoa receives the call on its cell phone, smiles and comments it was Delcy Rodriguez

The fracture in Mercosur was candidly revealed by Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during an agro-business conference of cooperatives in Montevideo when he received a phone call from his Venezuelan peer Delcy Rodríguez.

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