Venezuela

Venezuela
Wednesday, March 19th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Venezuelan congress wants opposition lawmaker on trial for 'treason'

The move against María Corina Machado comes a month after the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez

Venezuela's Congress on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation of opposition deputy Maria Corina Machado for crimes including treason in relation to her involvement in anti-government protests that have left at least 28 dead.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Unasur delegation begins dialogue-contacts next week to help with Venezuelan situation

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro made the announcement in Montevideo

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro confirmed that next week a delegation from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) will be ready to sponsor dialogue and help de-compress the situation in Venezuela as was agreed at the recent foreign ministers meeting held in Santiago de Chile when the inauguration of president Michelle Bachelet.

Saturday, March 15th 2014 - 04:26 UTC

February annual inflation in Venezuela soars to 57.3%; Maduro blames the 'economic war'

Venezuelans for months have been struggling for basic items such as flour, cooking oil and toilet paper

Venezuela's annual inflation rate rose to 57.3% in February, the central bank said as violent opposition demonstrations during the month disrupted the economy. However the bank also pointed out that despite the protests inflation slowed on a month-on-month basis to 2.4% from 3.3% in January.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 08:52 UTC

Venezuela reassures fearful Caribbean allies about ALBA and PetroCaribe

Ambassador Escalona Barrueta: agreements will continue in full force

Venezuela said the current political unrest in the country poses no danger to the future of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas(ALBA) and the oil initiative PetroCaribe.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 08:49 UTC

Death toll in a month of violent protests in Venezuela has risen to 28

State prosecutor Luisa Ortega Díaz made the announcement of the sidelines of the UN meeting on human rights in Geneva

Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.

Thursday, March 13th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Three more fatal shootings in Venezuela raise the death toll to 25

Protests in Venezuela have been ongoing for a month with no indications of a truce or a lowering of tension

Protesters battled soldiers on Wednesday in the streets of Caracas again as three more fatal shootings raised to 25 the death toll from a month of demonstrations against Venezuela's populist government.

Tuesday, March 11th 2014 - 05:52 UTC

A '99% chance' that Venezuela's Maduro visits Uruguay later this week

Foreign minister Luis Almagro anticipated the possibility of such a visit to parliament last month

Despite strong criticism from the opposition the Uruguayan government said it is prepared to receive Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on an official visit, and there is a 99% chance that this could occur next Thursday, said foreign minister Luis Almagro.

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

US Vice-president Biden expected to address Venezuelan situation while in Chile

Biden is expected to meet with several leaders during his visit

US Vice President Joe Biden will hold talks with Latin American leaders about protest-hit Venezuela during his trip to Chile from Sunday for the inauguration of President Michelle Bachelet scheduled for Tuesday and which is expected to convene regional leaders.

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

Unasur meets to address the Venezuelan situation next Tuesday in Chile

The meeting was announced by president Correa and will take place during the inauguration of Chilean leader Bachelet

Latin American foreign ministers and most probably presidents, will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 21 dead and hundreds injured and arrested following weeks of protests and clashes, according to the Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa.

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 05:54 UTC

OAS agrees on declaration calling for peace and an end to violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan ambassador Roy Chaderton described it as 'a great victory for Latin America'

The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council approved late Friday night after a whole day of discussions and by an ample majority, a statement in support of peace and an end to violence in Venezuela, where street protests and clashes have left at least 22 dead and hundreds injured and arrested.

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