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Montevideo, October 24th 2016 - 21:53 UTC


  • Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 12:23 UTC

    Maduro appeals to bureaucratic chicaneries to impede the recall referendum

    Maduro's opponents warn Venezuela risks exploding into unrest without a vote on sacking the populist leader, whom they blame for the economic crisis

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's allies asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a bid to call a referendum on sacking him, accusing the opposition of “fraud.” The move casts doubt on the recall vote sought by the opposition, which accuses the high court of pro-Maduro bias and has clashed with it repeatedly since winning control of congress in December.

  • Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

    Venezuela opposition leader in Latin American tour in search for support

     Capriles called on UNASUR and MERCOSUR to back his side's constitutional efforts to remove Maduro via a recall referendum.

    One of Venezuelan top opposition leader on Monday launched a tour of Latin American countries to rally support for his side in its bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. Henrique Capriles, a senior figure in the opposition MUD coalition, was in Paraguay, Argentina and planned to move on to Brazil.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

    OAS General Assembly: a statement on Falklands/Malvinas can be expected

    The OAS general assembly two/day meeting is taking place in Santo Domingo

    This Monday evening the Organization of American States 46th General Assembly will officially open in Santo Domingo and this year's convening agenda refers to “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas”. The two day gathering is also expected to focus on the Venezuela, Haiti and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission situations, and as is the norm, the Falklands-Malvinas issue will be addressed or included in the final declaration.

  • Friday, June 10th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay 'deeply' concerned with the economic and human rights condition in Venezuela

    Paraguay's Loizaga held his first round of talks with Serra, after having been received by Brazilian interim president Michel Temer.

    Brazil and Paraguay foreign ministers Jose Serra and Eladio Loizaga expressed “deep concern” with the Venezuela crisis situation, particularly the “economic and human rights continued deterioration”, and reiterated their two countries willingness to cooperate and promote dialogue.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Almagro accuses Macri of reversing campaign promises in the Venezuelan situation

    Almagro implied that Argentine Ambassador to the OAS Juan José Arcuri was stalling a discussion on whether or not to invoke the Charter against Venezuela.

    After directing criticism at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and urging that Caracas be considered for suspension from the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of impeding those efforts and of reversing his campaign promises of taking a hard line against Maduro.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 08:41 UTC

    Brazil wants Venezuela out of the Mercosur rotating chair

    Maduro's Venezuela is scheduled to take the Mercosur chair at the summit scheduled for the end of the month

    Brazilian government would like to block Venezuela from taking the rotating presidency of Mercosur later this month, a move to further debilitate Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's power, according to Planalto sources close to interim president Michel Temer, who admitted the proposal has yet to be discussed with other members.

  • Wednesday, June 1st 2016 - 06:06 UTC

    Maduro to Almagro: “stick up the Democratic Charter wherever it fits”

    “Venezuela will be respected and nobody’s going to apply any charter of any kind – or whatever they want to call it – to Venezuela,” Maduro blasted.

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that Organization of American States chief Luis Almagro had called for foreign “intervention” in his country by invoking the body’s Democratic Charter in response to the political crisis in Venezuela.

  • Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 20:21 UTC

    OAS calls for emergency meeting to address Venezuela's “grave alterations of democratic order”

    Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

    The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

  • Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Latam is suspending flights to Venezuela because of the government's mounting debts

    In a statement, Latam airlines said it would suspend its operations to Caracas airport “temporarily and for an unspecified time”.

    The largest airline in Latin America, Latam, (Lan Chile and Braizl's TAM) announced it is suspending its flights to Venezuela because of the worsening economic situation. The suspension came a day after Germany's Lufthansa said it would suspend its services to the country.

  • Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:36 UTC

    Venezuela's public sector will only work Mondays and Tuesdays for another two weeks

    President Maduro's administration blames the power shortage on a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon

    Venezuela's government on Saturday extended by two weeks a decree reducing the public sector workweek to Mondays and Tuesdays in a bid to tackle the oil-rich country's electricity crisis. The enforced leave was first announced in late April, a drastic move for a government also grappling with an economic crisis that has Venezuelans queuing for hours to buy scarce supplies.