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Montevideo, March 23rd 2018 - 12:54 UTC

Tag: Venezuela crisis

  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 11:33 UTC

    Red Cross: Rising humanitarian needs among Venezuelans entering Colombia

    In 2017 alone, an estimated 796,000 people entered Colombia from Venezuela through official migration points

    The Colombian Red Cross Society have been working for more than a year to support people arriving in Colombia and travelling through the country. Aid workers are warning of rising vulnerabilities among people crossing the Colombian-Venezuelan border and “are calling on the international community to increase support for humanitarian efforts”, said a statement published by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at Geneva.

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  • Saturday, March 17th 2018 - 16:55 UTC

    Transparency International denounces “Venezuelan apartheid”

    In some cases, it has been denounced that the Homeland Card forces beneficiaries to vote under the supervision of some official authority

    NGO Transparency Venezuela denounced through a follow-up that the Carnet de la Patria (homeland card), identity document devised by the government of Nicolás Maduro, is a tool of social control that seeks, among other purposes, the loyalty to the ruling party at the polls.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 18:51 UTC

    Venezuela: close to fraudulent elections

    Despite the accusations made by the international community, the government is heading towards an election unilaterally called.

    Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:49 UTC

    Sterile by obligation: “I cannot donate sperm because I am Venezuelan”

    “By order of the Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom, we consider Venezuela now within the red line of international epidemics”

    I was stunned when the occupational assistant, with a form in hand and looking to me over her glasses, told me “is that if you are Venezuelan you cannot participate in this program”. We were just her, a newly purchased stretcher and a plate of donuts.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 21:36 UTC

    OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process

    The text of the resolution seeks to “urge the Government of Venezuela to reconsider the premature convocation of presidential elections”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) was meeting in Washington on Tuesday from 10:00 AM local time on the subject of Venezuela and “the latest events” that have occurred in the Caribbean country. 19 of the 24 members voted in favor of a resolution calling on Venezuela to postpone the elections scheduled for April.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 00:12 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition to Boycott: won't contest on presidential elections

    “Do not count on the Unit or the Venezuelan people to endorse what until now is only a fraudulent and illegitimate simulation of the presidential election.”

    The Venezuelan democratic opposition, represented by the Democratic Unity, announced that it will not be presented to the elections convened by the government of Nicolás Maduro for next April 22 and calls for a national boycott as it is considered a fraudulent process and without guarantees.

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 01:26 UTC

    Petro, the Venezuelan cryptocurrency is online

    The initiative promoted by the government of Nicolás Maduro responds to individual sanctions by the international community against government officials.

    The pre-sale of Petro began early on Tuesday, the cryptocurrency proposed by the Venezuelan government in recent weeks and backed by the country's natural resources. According to experts, it is “ridiculous”, arguing that the creation of a new currency would aggravate the economic crisis in the Caribbean country.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 23:14 UTC

    Maduro will not be able to enter Peru or the Summit of the Americas

    “He can not cross Peruvian ground nor sky because he is not being welcomed,” Aráoz said

    The government of Peru announced through its prime minister, Mercedes Aráoz, that it has withdrawn the invitation it sent to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in November to attend the eighth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Lima on the 13th and 14th. of April; a week of the criticized presidential elections decreed by the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 23:25 UTC

    Maduro announces that he will attend the Summit of the Americas despite not being welcome

    “Summon a summit, are you afraid of me?” Maduro said at the press conference.

    Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, announced that he will attend the Summit of the Americas “at all costs” to bring “the truth of the country” at a press conference at the presidential palace in Caracas despite the Peruvian government reported that his presence would not be welcome in the Andean country.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:54 UTC

    Temer said that Brazil will continue to receive Venezuelan refugees

    Temer promised financial assistance for Roraima and to organize the flow of Venezuelans, including transporting some of the refugees to other states.

    Brazil will not block Venezuelans from entering the country through the border in the northern state of Roraima, but has launched a task force to organize the flow and provide resources for cities and states dealing with the refugees.