Venezuela

Venezuela
Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Venezuela's protests should be over by July when the summer holidays, says top security official

Minister Miguel Rodríguez says security forces have been restrained in the face of extreme provocation

Venezuela’s three-month protest movement has dwindled to a hard core of a few hundred violent troublemakers and the unrest should be over by July, when schools and universities break up for the summer holidays, a top security official said.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Venezuela activists vowed to continue protests despite demolition of camps

Most of the 243 students have been released but 11 have been charged and will go to court

Venezuela said it had freed most of the 243 youth activists arrested in raids last week on street camps set up to protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government. Although the demolition of four camps in Caracas was hoped would discourage the three-month protest movement, activists vowed the measure had only strengthened their resolve to demonstrate.

Friday, May 9th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Brazil says Mercosur/EU to meet in Brussels at the end of May for trade talks

Minister Borges also announced that Mercosur will hold a preparatory meeting in Caracas, next week

At the end of May Mercosur will be ready to exchange tariff-reduction proposals with the European Union, announced Brazilian Industry minister Mauro Borges who also anticipated the trade block would be holding a preparatory meeting next week in Caracas, Venezuela.

Tuesday, April 29th 2014 - 21:24 UTC

IATA calls on Venezuela to honor payment of airline funds, totaling 3.9bn

“Failure to release airline monies puts at risk the Venezuelan economy sustainable air connectivity”, said CEO Tyler

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Venezuelan government urgently to honor its commitment made in March to permit the repatriation of 3.9 billion dollars of airline funds at fair exchange rates. The funds are from sales of airline tickets in Venezuela and are being held in contravention of international treaties.

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Malvinas 'sooner than later' will return to Argentina, forecasts Maduro

Ministers Rossi and Admiral Meléndez during the bilateral talks on defense cooperation

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro forecasted that “sooner than later, the Malvinas Islands will return to the hands of the Argentine people” and recalled that during the recent Celac summit in Cuba (Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States) Latin-American was declared “a territory of peace and free of colonialism”.

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.

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