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Montevideo, May 25th 2018 - 07:04 UTC

Tag: Venezuela crisis

  • Sunday, May 20th 2018 - 13:15 UTC

    Venezuela: Proselytism, pro-government advantage and hunger on the eve of the presidential election; the crisis gets worse

    IPYS denounces the abuse of resources and state assets in the electoral campaign, as information and propaganda prevails in state radio stations.

    A few hours before the presidential election of May 20 in Venezuela, which is not recognized by dozens of countries in the region and is classified as “fraud” by the opposition of that country, official statements and messages favorable to the candidate and current president , Nicolás Maduro, have flooded the programs of the open media in Venezuela, according to a report by the Press Institute and Venezuela Society (IPYS).

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  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 11:22 UTC

    Brazilian state asks Supreme Tribunal to “temporarily” close border with Venezuela

    Roraima governor Suely Campos petitioned the high court to have the border with Venezuela until orderly immigration procedures could be put in place. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    The governor of Brazil’s northern state of Roraima on Friday asked the Supreme Federal Tribunal for permission to temporarily close the only land border crossing with neighboring Venezuela to halt the massive and disorderly arrival of refugees. But Brazil’s President Michel Temer, attending the Summit of the Americas in Lima, said closing the border was “unthinkable.”

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Photo of the year: Venezuelan Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo

    José Víctor Salazar appears running surrounded in flames when being reached by a stream of gasoline. Ronaldo Schemidt / Agence France-Presse

    Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt received on Thursday the World Press Photo of the year in Amsterdam, one of the most prestigious in photojournalism, for a photograph shot in May 2017 during the protests in Venezuela while working for Agence France-Presse (AFP) . In the photograph a protester appears in flames, in front of a graffiti in which a weapon appears shooting at the word “peace”.

  • Friday, March 30th 2018 - 09:49 UTC

    Mutiny and fire leave dozens dead in Venezuelan jail; UN calls for a “thorough investigation”

    Relatives were outside the headquarters looking for information about their loved ones. The police repressed them with tear gas.

    68 inmates lost their lives and more than 30 were injured during a riot and a fire that occurred in an overpopulated police prison in Valencia, in central Venezuela.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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