At least 22 people have been reported to have died in the Venezuelan town of Las Tejerías, in the central State of Aragua while more than 50 others were missing following a mudslide after heavy rains.
Colombian President Iván Duque was sceptical of the offer from Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, who asked investors to return to that country.
The land crossing between Venezuela and Colombia through the Simón Bolívar international bridge has been reopened Monday after 32 months, following the removal of the three containers which blocked the way, it was announced.
Unrest reigned Thursday among Venezuelans as Friday's monetary reconversion which will remove six zeros from “sovereign bolivars” loomed over, prompting the exchange rate with the US dollar to skyrocket.
During his speech at the XXVII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, which is held in Andorra although most participants make only video appearances, Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday launched an appeal to his fellow leaders to find new ways in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
The Nicolás Maduro regime blames Venezuelan migrants for the increase in the spread of the coronavirus in Venezuela while hundreds of these emigrants, pushed by their limited survival options, remain stranded in makeshift camps in different cities of Colombia waiting to be able to cross into their country.
Opposition parties in Spain are calling on the government to explain why one of its ministers met Venezuela’s vice-president in a secretive encounter onboard a private jet at Madrid airport.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he will not travel to New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, but that two of his envoys would attend to denounce U.S. sanctions on the OPEC nation.
On Sunday, the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, asked his executive cabinet to make his charges available to carry out a “restructuring”. This was confirmed by the vice president of the oil country, Delcy Rodríguez through her Twitter account, where she noted that “the President has requested the entire Executive Cabinet to put their charges to order for the purposes of a thorough restructuring of the methods and Bolivarian government operation to shield the Homeland from any threat!”
Venezuela shut schools and suspended the workday on Friday as the worst blackout in decades paralyzed most of the troubled nation for a second day, spurring outrage among citizens already suffering from hyperinflation and a crippling recession.