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Tag: Julio Borges

  • Thursday, August 16th 2018 - 10:09 UTC

    Opposition leader claims “fractures” within the Venezuela Armed Forces

    “The conflict today is within the government — not just at the political level, but more importantly within the armed forces,” Borges said in an interview in Bogotá

    An exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2018 - 11:05 UTC

    Opposition denies pre-agreement in the dialogue

    Borges, Democratic Unity, said “There are many points that require further work to see if a final agreement on the crisis in the country is achieved. Today we have come build an agreement ”

    The pro-government representative in the negotiations in Dominican Republic, Jorge Rodriguez announced that a pre-agreement had been reached and that he was almost certain that on Wednesday the talks would come to fruition. However, the opposition came to deny it.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2017 - 11:32 UTC

    Democratic Unity Table (MUD) recognizes not having reacted efficiently

    Jesús Torrealba, former secretary general of the MUD.

    The main coalition of opposition parties, Democratic Unity Table (MUD), made this Friday a self-critical statement on its balance of 2017 in which it admits not having reacted efficiently to the people suffering, in addition to not having been able to accompany the people who have protested these days for lack of food and other items

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazil has no plans to name new ambassador in Caracas

    Ruy Pereira was appointed ambassador in Venezuela in 2013, under the administration of ex president Dilma Rousseff.

    The Brazilian foreign ministry has no plans to send a new ambassador to Venezuela, after Ruy Pereira was declared “persona non grata” by the government of Nicolás Maduro. With the ousting of ambassador Ruy Pereira the embassy will be the responsibility of the highest ranking diplomatic in Caracas, who is the business attaché. He is the second most senior and who has spent more time in Venezuela behind the ambassador.

  • Friday, December 15th 2017 - 07:35 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition receives European Union prize for human rights

    “In the next few months, there should be a presidential election and we ask Europe and the free world to pay full attention,” Julio Borges said

    Venezuela’s opposition received a European Union prize for human rights and urged the world to keep a close eye on an upcoming presidential election where it aspires to end two decades of socialist rule in the OPEC nation. Foes of President Nicolas Maduro failed to dislodge him during months of street protests this year that turned violent killing more than 125 people, and have been dismayed to see him consolidate his power in recent months.

  • Wednesday, September 6th 2017 - 07:23 UTC

    Spain pushing EU to adopt measures against members of Venezuela's government

    The head of Venezuela's opposition-led congress, Julio Borges, visited Spain on Tuesday to meet Mariano Rajoy as part of a European tour

    Spain is pushing for the European Union to adopt restrictive measures against members of the Venezuelan government as a way of encouraging a return to constitutional order in the crisis-hit country, the Spanish foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2017 - 07:18 UTC

    Venezuela denies electoral manipulation; constituent assembly inauguration delayed

    The head of British firm Smartmatic, Antonio Mugica, said in London there is no question in his mind that the total reported vote was false.

    Venezuela's election chief has denied a report that voter turnout numbers were “manipulated” and inflated by at least 1 million for this week's controversial election to choose an assembly to rewrite the national constitution.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 04:53 UTC

    Maduro's goons storm Venezuela National Assembly and beat up lawmakers

    Allegedly military police guarding the site stood by as intruders brandishing sticks and pipes broke through the gate. The government vowed to investigate.

    About a hundred government supporters stormed into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, where they beat up several lawmakers. Witnesses said the confrontation came after an assembly session to mark the country's Independence Day, Wednesday July 5th.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:40 UTC

    MUD to hold plebiscite against Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans

    ”That Zero Hour is activated, we call on all the people to decide which way is that of the nation,2 Borges said

    Venezuela's opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced Monday it will hold a public consultation regarding Nicolás Maduro's intention to reform the constitution by calling for an election to choose the constituent assembly.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2017 - 11:59 UTC

    Nomura Securities admits having purchased Venezuelan government bonds

    The bonds at the centre of the controversy were originally issued by Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the state-run oil and natural gas company, in 2014.

    Japanese investment bank has admitted it was part of a controversial deal with Goldman Sachs to buy Venezuelan government bonds. Nomura Securities said it also bought about US$100m worth of the bonds last week, according to Reuters reports. Goldman Sachs has faced fierce criticism for its purchase of $2.8bn worth of similar bonds.

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