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Montevideo, July 23rd 2018 - 10:02 UTC

Venezuela

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 14:18 UTC

    Measles spreads again in the Americas

    The region had finally been declared free of the disease by an International Committee of Experts in 2016 after 22 years of mass vaccination.

    After being the first continent in the world declared free of measles in 2016, nine countries in the region have registered cases last year. With almost 900 cases, Venezuela was the most affected. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that the countries of the region should intensify their efforts to immunize the population and stop the spread of the disease.

  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 11:33 UTC

    Red Cross: Rising humanitarian needs among Venezuelans entering Colombia

    In 2017 alone, an estimated 796,000 people entered Colombia from Venezuela through official migration points

    The Colombian Red Cross Society have been working for more than a year to support people arriving in Colombia and travelling through the country. Aid workers are warning of rising vulnerabilities among people crossing the Colombian-Venezuelan border and “are calling on the international community to increase support for humanitarian efforts”, said a statement published by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at Geneva.

  • Saturday, March 17th 2018 - 16:55 UTC

    Transparency International denounces “Venezuelan apartheid”

    In some cases, it has been denounced that the Homeland Card forces beneficiaries to vote under the supervision of some official authority

    NGO Transparency Venezuela denounced through a follow-up that the Carnet de la Patria (homeland card), identity document devised by the government of Nicolás Maduro, is a tool of social control that seeks, among other purposes, the loyalty to the ruling party at the polls.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 18:51 UTC

    Venezuela: close to fraudulent elections

    Despite the accusations made by the international community, the government is heading towards an election unilaterally called.

    Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 09:40 UTC

    Venezuela oil production 1.5 million bpd short of its historic output

    Venezuela’s oil production fell 13% in 2017 to a 28-year low of about 2.072 million bpd., an estimated 1.5 million bpd short

    Venezuela’s oil production is running 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) short of its historic output but it is something that the country must address itself, Ecuador oil minister Carlos Perez said. Caracas should address the shortfall on its own, added Perez on the sidelines of the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:49 UTC

    Sterile by obligation: “I cannot donate sperm because I am Venezuelan”

    “By order of the Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom, we consider Venezuela now within the red line of international epidemics”

    I was stunned when the occupational assistant, with a form in hand and looking to me over her glasses, told me “is that if you are Venezuelan you cannot participate in this program”. We were just her, a newly purchased stretcher and a plate of donuts.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:35 UTC

    Venezuela postpones presidential election a month; ex Chavista challenges Maduro

     “Venezuelans want to get rid of Maduro, but not by killing each other in the streets,” Henri Falcon said, speaking at the election board in downtown Caracas

    Venezuela's national election board announced the vote slated for April 22 had been pushed back to the second half of May, with a final date to be specified later, after a pact between Maduro’s government and some opposition parties.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2018 - 11:09 UTC

    UK academic cooperation with Venezuela on Climate Change

    The report was presented in Caracas with a conference by Dr. Antonina Ivanova

    On 21 February, the First Academic Report on Climate Change was presented in Caracas with a conference by Dr. Antonina Ivanova, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Venezuela Electoral Court admits it's not prepared to organize presidential and legislative on the same date

    “The CNE will decide on a later date for the legislative and municipal elections. We’re not prepared at this time to hold joint elections,” Lucena said.

    The president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, dismissed the idea of holding legislative elections on the same day as the presidential election scheduled for April 22, as the ruling party has proposed.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 21:36 UTC

    OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process

    The text of the resolution seeks to “urge the Government of Venezuela to reconsider the premature convocation of presidential elections”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) was meeting in Washington on Tuesday from 10:00 AM local time on the subject of Venezuela and “the latest events” that have occurred in the Caribbean country. 19 of the 24 members voted in favor of a resolution calling on Venezuela to postpone the elections scheduled for April.