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.

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 - 10:29 UTC

Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia freeze relations with Brazil in support of Rousseff

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa called the senate vote impeaching Rousseff “an apology for abuse and treason.”

Venezuela on Wednesday withdrew its ambassador from Brazil and froze ties in response to president Dilma Rousseff's removal from office.

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.

Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

Mercosur founding members confident of a solution to the Venezuela situation

Gauto said a meeting was scheduled and “the sooner the better”. Next October Mercosur and EU are scheduled to hold a new round of talks on a trade agreement.

The foreign ministers of Mercosur founding members will adopt a common position regarding the current disarray of the group following on Venezuela's unilateral attitudes said Paraguayan economic affairs and integration deputy minister Rigoberto Gauto.

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.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 09:14 UTC

Mercosur fractured and in disarray: Venezuela isolated

Venezuela convened the Mercosur meeting a day after coordinators from the four full members held a full  day round of talks, also in Montevideo,

Mercosur on Wednesday displayed another chapter of its internal disarray, almost farcical, when Venezuela which proclaims the presidency of the group convened a meeting at the Montevideo administrative offices that was only attended by full member Uruguay and aspiring member Bolivia.

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