Venezuela

Venezuela
Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 20:35 UTC

US orders three Venezuelan diplomats out of the country in reprisal for similar measure from Maduro

Despite the spat, Maduro announced he plans to name ambassador in Washington

The United States ordered three Venezuelan diplomats to leave in reprisal for President Nicolas Maduro's expulsion of three US embassy staff accused of fomenting unrest that has killed at least 13 people.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 04:26 UTC

Ambassador Castro supports democratic Maduro and blames a “ferocious media attack”

“These are not peaceful protests, they are acts intended to force the exit of Maduro”, said Ms Castro

The Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro, openly revealed her support for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro as protests in the nation continued, while criticizing what she saw as a “ferocious media attack” carried out by opponents of the head of state.

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 05:00 UTC

Insulza suggests 'outside players' could help reach an agreement in Venezuela

“'Victory' may sound more heroic than 'agreement'; but agreement is the only way to go”, pointed out Insulza.

Organization of American States, OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza has suggested the participation of 'outside players' in Venezuela to try and lower the pressure and consequences of the current situation in the country. Insulza made the suggestion in a letter published by several newspapers from the region, but underlining that it is Venezuelans that must reach an understanding to overcome the situation.

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Venezuelan situation could delay the Mercosur summit scheduled for March

Loizaga said that Mercosur members are in permanent contact

The Mercosur summit is still scheduled for March but given the current situation in Venezuela, host of the event, “there could be another delay” admitted Paraguay's Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga, who added that there are permanent contacts between members countries to try and avoid another scenario.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Cristina Fernandez ratifies solidarity with Venezuela: opposition should wait for next elections

The Argentine leader recalled that “violence engenders only more violence”

In a rally at the Buenos Aires province town of Florencio Varela, President Cristina Fernandez ratified Argentina’s “solidarity” with the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro, as the fifth Mercosur full member continues to be caught up in a wave of violent protests that have claimed the lives of 6 so far.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 06:52 UTC

Maduro warns CNN 'change coverage' or they will be forced out of the country

The president argued that CNN refused to show the “violent gangs” that were promoting the country's destabilization

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro has warned that if US-owned television station CNN do not change their coverage of protests they will be forced out of the country. “CNN has the objective of forcing a civil war in order to provoke the 'gringo' [US] army against our fatherland. Alert the entire country, alert,” the head of state warned, in a live television appearance this evening.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Argentina and Brazil fearful Venezuelan crowds in the streets could be contagious

 Latin America's populist left wing believes there is a simultaneous right wing conspiracy  to destabilize Cristina Fernandez and Maduro

The current political crisis in Venezuela is rattling regional organizations, has two of the leading countries fearful of the crowds in the streets, while Latin American left wing populism believes there is a concerted right wing effort to destabilize the governments of Venezuela and Argentina, according to Argentine political analyst Rosendo Fraga.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014 - 23:01 UTC

In a pre-recorded message López calls for protests against Maduro to continue

López faces charges of promoting unrest that has killed at least five people

Imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of Venezuela's populist government, even as he was due in court accused of fomenting unrest that has killed at least five people.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014 - 22:38 UTC

Mercosur to meet 7 March to finalize the proposal to be presented to EU

Barbosa said that Argentina's participation in the preparations is 'evolving positively'

In early March Mercosur will have readied its proposal to liberate trade to be presented to the European Union, the basis for a wide-ranging cooperation and trade agreement between the two blocks, announced Rubens Barbosa, head of the Trade Council from the Sao Paulo State Industries Federation, FIESP.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

Kirchnerite picket leader tells Maduro he should have Lopez shot for being a traitor and CIA agent

D'Elía is also a close friend and admirer of Iran

An Argentine picket leader closely aligned with the administration of President Cristina Fernandez openly supported the Venezuelan government of president Nicolas Maduro and called for the opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to be sentenced to a firing squad.

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