Venezuela

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Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Latin American leaders concerned and uneasy with the Venezuelan situation

Mercosur partners of Venezuela feel that the ongoing protests and demonstrations create economic and investment uncertainty

Most presidents of Latin America and particularly those from Mercosur are concerned with the Venezuelan situation, which generates uneasiness among opposition parties, mass media, corporations and citizens, the International Prospective Institute (IPI) states in a report.

Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Venezuela invites Cardinal Parolin to become “mediator of good will”

The current Vatican Secretary of State was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela

The Venezuelan government formally invited today the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to join the exploratory talks with the opposition as “mediator of good will” in order to find a solution to the violent situation in the country.

Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 05:37 UTC

China has become Latam's banker loaning 102bn dollars from 2005 to 2013

Venezuela's Maduro is the main debtor but pays with oil

China loaned 102 billion dollars to Latin America between 2005 and 2013, mainly to Venezuela and Argentina, while Mexico seems to be going the same way, according to a release from the Global Economic Governance Initiative which depends from the University of Boston.

Monday, April 7th 2014 - 06:21 UTC

UN 'deep concern' over violence in Venezuela; supports people's right to protest peacefully

For weeks protestors have camped outside UN offices in Caracas

The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern over the “high human cost” of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest. Hundreds more have been detained or injured in clashes with security forces.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Maduro takes his case to a New York Times column: “a call for peace”

“Some of those who supported ousting Venezuela’s democratically elected government in 2002 are leading the protests today”

Venezuela: A Call for Peace - By Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela - The recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker and supporters cleared from square with tear gas

Maria Corina Machado pledged to keep protesting (Photo Reuters)

Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas on Tuesday and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez will remain in a military prison

The Court of Appeals maintained the charges against Lopez

The Caracas Court of Appeals rejected on Friday the defense attorney's plea for the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, locked up in a military prison since last Feb. 18, Venezuela's Supreme Court said Friday.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:50 UTC

Venezuela’s Failing State

The opposition leader at the moment of his arrest; he has been in jail since February 18

By Leopoldo López - Los Teques, Venezuela — As I compose these words from the Ramo Verde military prison outside Caracas, I am struck by how much Venezuelans have suffered.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 09:37 UTC

Unasur delegation expected Tuesday in Caracas 'to follow the political dialogue'

While the death toll climbs to at least 36, the Venezuelan government announced opposition lawmaker Machado is no longer a member of the National Assembly

The Unasur (Union of South American Nations) committee to follow the political dialogue in Venezuela will be meeting in Caracas Tuesday and Wednesday this week in Caracas, reported officially the Ecuadorean Foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño.

Monday, March 24th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Venezuela's state prosecutor says security forces have 'committed excesses'

Luisa Ortega said that at least 60 investigations have been opened

Venezuela's top state prosecutor has affirmed that security forces had committed “excesses” in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead

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