Venezuela

Venezuela
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.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 20:25 UTC

In the midst of a huge turnout, Venezuelan opposition leader hands himself to security forces

“Today I present myself before an unjust, corrupt justice system”, said Leopoldo López

Hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has handed himself over to Venezuelan security forces answering an arrest warrant placed on the figure following last week's fatal protests against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. The government formally accused Lopez of instigating the protests and conspiring for a right-wing coup.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 05:25 UTC

Chile's incoming coalition with divided support over events in Venezuela

Communist Teillier backs Maduro and Christian Democrats Walker the 'students' protests'

The Chilean coalition of Chilean president elect Michelle Bachelet is divided on how to address events in Venezuela, according to the latest statements. While the Christian Democrats support the 'democratic forces' in Venezuela in reference to the marches against President Nicolas Maduro, the Communist party accused 'destabilization attempts' as the reason for the widespread violence.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 05:19 UTC

Unasur calls for preservation of institutions and democratic principles in Venezuela

“Any demand should be channeled through political and democratic channels”

The Union of Southern Nations (UNASUR) expressed on Monday its “energetic condemnation” of the violent episodes recorded over the last week in Venezuela during conflicting opposition and pro-government marches, and called for “the preservation of institutions and democratic principles” in the divided nation.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

OAS expresses concern about Tuesday's protests in Venezuela, calls for dialogue

Insulza called on all sides and the media to act with responsibility

The Organization of American States (OAS), expressed concern on Monday over the possibility that new protests in the streets of the capital of Venezuela “could lead to more acts of violence that would only further separate the positions of the government and the opposition and polarize to an even greater degree the sensitive political moment the South American country is going through.”

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:54 UTC

Mercosur condemns violence in Venezuela and calls for dialogue

The group trusts the Venezuelan government will not rest in its efforts to keep peace

Mercosur country members, in an official release rejected all acts of violence and condemned the destabilization attempts against the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:42 UTC

Uruguay and Venezuela will further increase energy related cooperation

Maduro will be meeting with Mujica when he visits Uruguay in the second week of March

Uruguay will renew the contract for the purchase of Venezuela oil and accept the stake increase of that country in a local bio-fuels corporation during the scheduled visit of President Nicolas Maduro to Montevideo next month; it was announced by the Uruguayan Foreign affairs ministry.

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:35 UTC

Maduro blames Washington and expels three US consular officials

“Determined to defend our country,” said Maduro on state television

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Sunday he was expelling three U.S. consular officials, accusing them of conspiring with the opposition forces to foment unrest as violent protests ran into a fifth straight night. The expulsions come after two weeks of sporadic protests against across the country.

Saturday, February 15th 2014 - 06:08 UTC

Chilean president-elect Bachelet blasts Venezuelan repression and Maduro

”...My greatest rejection of (President) Nicolas Maduro. You do not attack the people”, said Bachelet

Following the bloody events of last Wednesday, while countries such as Argentina, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua expressed their full support for the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro, others were more cautious such as Washington and the Europe Union calling for restraint and dialogue, but Chilean president-elect Michelle Bachelet openly twitted her rejection to repression, to President Maduro and called for a plebiscite.

Saturday, February 15th 2014 - 05:57 UTC

Venezuela blocks twitter images, allegedly to avoid of pictures police and goons shooting students

CANTV, is government-run and handles the overwhelming majority of Internet traffic

Twitter said on Friday that Venezuela had blocked images on its service following an anti-government protest that turned bloody, and it offered a workaround for users who want to get tweets via text message on their cell-phones.

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