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Montevideo, January 18th 2022 - 12:38 UTC

Tag: Curaçao

  • Thursday, February 21st 2019 - 09:09 UTC

    Maduro's regime closes air and sea traffic from Caribbean islands to block humanitarian aid

    The move came ahead of a Saturday deadline by the opposition for Maduro to end a blockade and allow the delivery of humanitarian aid

    Venezuela’s government said on Wednesday that it was closing its border to air and sea traffic from three Caribbean islands in an effort to block aid shipments to the country organized by the Venezuelan opposition.

  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:05 UTC

    First shipwreck of Venezuelan rafters

    The shipwreck occurred just few meters from the beach of Koraal Tabak. Pic: Meridith Kohut

    It was midnight last january 10 when approx 30 venezuelans climbed a little traditional fisher ship after the order of a smuggler and left for the island of Curaçao, about 100 kilometers from where they sailed. After 3 months of planning and 7 hours of crossing over a rough sea, a large wave hits the small boat just few meters from the coast, tearing it to pieces, reported one of the survivors while waiting to be deported back to Venezuela after being rescued and detained by the Dutch authorities.