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Montevideo, December 4th 2016 - 12:18 UTC

Venezuela

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 11:22 UTC

    Venezuelan Supreme Court clears way to suppress National Assembly's right to impeach Maduro

    Venezuelan judiciary gets to say what lawmakers can and cannot do.

    At the request of Attorney General Reinaldo Muñoz submitted last week, claiming that the legislative branch was violating the National Constitution by pronouncing the president politically responsible for his actions. The Venezuelan Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the National Assembly to drop its intentions to move forward with the impeachment of President Nicolás Maduro because it would be unconstitutional.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

    South American presidents and who they would like to see at the White House

    Temer admitted concern but “no US president can do whatever he pleases, since in the United States institutions work with an effective system of checks and balances”

    A majority of South American presidents would prefer to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House, while a few believe whoever wins will make not much of a difference for the continent. Nevertheless be it Hillary or Trump there is mostly respect for US institutions.

  • Monday, November 7th 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    First-hand impressions from the Papal envoy to Venezuela

    : Papal envoy to Venezuela Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli.

    Situation very ugly politically, socially and economically. With no food or medicines, it is undeniable that the country is facing a very difficult situation and is very much militarized .

  • Monday, November 7th 2016 - 10:41 UTC

    PDVSA, India reach agreement on joint oil production ventures

    Venezuela and India agree on producing more oil but only for export purposes.

    Venezuela's state-owned oil and natural gas company PDVSA and India have signed accords worth $1.45 billion whereby oil production is expected to increase from 430,000 barrels per day to 855,000 in less than a year. Exports in mind, there is a natiowide shortage of fuel.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

    Maduro “The opposition should understand that the revolution will continue”

    It is unclear what Nicolas Maduro is willing to negotiate after seeing himself as the only president who can guarantee political stability.

    The Venezuelan president said the Democratic Unity Roundtable is looking for “excuses” to leave the political dialogue that is ongoing since Sunday under the auspices of international mediators and the Vatican.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:18 UTC

    Fears mount over Leopoldo López

     Lilian Tintori holds candlelight vigil outside the prison building where her husband is under arrest.

    The imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader was last seen on Friday. Wife holds candlelight vigil as Maduro fails to produce proof of life.Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and their followers held a candlelight vigil outside the Ramo Verde jail Wednesday night as the government of Nicol疽 Maduro failed to produce a much demanded proof of life before the 8pm deadline.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:39 UTC

    Maduro avoids impeachment, begins dialogue but must change

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro must change to avoid impeachment

    Opposition leaders agree to halt impeachment procudres against the Venezuelan President, but demanded that all politicial prisoners be released and elections are held rather soon.Venezuela's opposition-led Parliament, postponed on Tuesday the beginning of impeachment procedures against President Nicolas Maduro in view of a nascent dialogue with the Government, National Assembly Speaker Henry Ramos Allup announced.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 02:29 UTC

    Maduro and opposition leaders meet under the mediation of Vatican envoys

    Maduro met in Caracas with five opposition leaders, including Democratic Unity coalition secretary-general Jesus Torrealba and opposition governor Henri Falcon.

    For the first time in at least two years, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his political team have met with several opposition leaders in attempt to defuse the country’s political crisis. The opposition’s main demand is to revive a suspended a recall referendum that could lead to the ouster of President Maduro. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in recent days to support to recall effort.

  • Monday, October 24th 2016 - 10:50 UTC

    Venezuela opposition claims Maduro has committed a coup d'état and calls for active defense of the constitution

    In an emergency opposition lawmakers called on Venezuelans to “actively defend” the constitution claiming Maduro's has broken constitutional order

    Venezuela's opposition-majority legislature declared on Sunday that President Nicolas Maduro's government had committed a coup d'etat by blocking a referendum on removing him from power, vowing mass protests and international pressure.

  • Saturday, October 22nd 2016 - 09:20 UTC

    Diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela; CIA “germ warfare” claims the Chavista government

    Diosdado Cabello, a prominent Chavista, said Venezuela is the target of a “germ warfare orchestrated by the CIA labs.”

    Diphtheria, an extremely contagious disease that has been mostly eradicated worldwide through vaccination, has reappeared in Venezuela and so far has killed four children with another twenty cases reported in just one month. The reappearance of diphtheria, a disease not seen in Venezuela in more than 20 years, is yet the worst symptom of the country's collapsed health system.