Tag: Venezuela

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”.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 10:32 UTC

“Even in jail I will fight for a free Venezuela”

“I am convinced of the justice of our cause: the liberation of a people from the painful consequences of a system of government that has failed completely”

By Leopoldo López - Prisión de Ramo Verde, Venezuela. On Feb. 12, 2014, the repressive and inept elite that governs Venezuela ordered my arrest on charges of conspiracy, arson, inciting violence, damage to public property and other crimes.

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 - 07:09 UTC

Guyana believes Venezuela's military display is a 'show of force', but in case send forcers to the border

 Brig. Phillips disclosed that Venezuelan missiles were collected in El Dorado and speed boats with machine guns were patrolling Guyana’s Cuyuni River.

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) says it’s ready to defend the country against any act of aggression at the country’s border with neighbour Venezuela. The declaration was made by the GDF’s Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips, as Minister of State Joseph Harmon also assured that President David Granger was “on top of the situation”, which he described as 'a show of force' and 'not a threat of force'.

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.

Thursday, September 24th 2015 - 08:11 UTC

Venezuela admits military 'deployment exercise' along the border with Guyana

Defense Minister Padrino Lopez said that Venezuela was conducting military exercises “because we are really preparing ourselves”

Venezuela says the deployment of its troops near the border it shares with Guyana, which triggered serious concern in Georgetown, is “an operational deployment exercise”. This follows on months of diplomatic aggression and threats by the regime of Nicolas Maduro claiming two thirds of Guyana's territory.

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.


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