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Montevideo, April 21st 2024 - 08:07 UTC

Tag: Nicolas Maduro

  • Wednesday, April 17th 2024 - 20:11 UTC

    Celac joins worldwide condemnation of Ecuador's actions against Mexican Embassy

    Xiomara Castro summoned regional leaders to review Ecuador's police raid against the diplomatic mission in breach of international law

    Leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) Tuesday agreed to condemn Ecuador's April 5 storming of the Mexican Embassy in Quito to abduct former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had sought asylum there after being convicted on corruption charges.

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  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 23:59 UTC

    Chilean FM says conditions not met for free elections in Venezuela

    Van Kleveren also pointed out that the ongoing crisis in the Middle East seemed distant but was not

    The Chilean Government of President Gabriel Boric Font is adopting a neutral stance regarding Venezuela's political crisis by keeping active ties with the administration of President Nicolás Maduro as well as with disenfranchised opposition leader María Corina Machado. However, “there are no conditions for free elections in Venezuela,” Santiago's Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren told reporters during the weekend.

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  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 21:04 UTC

    Maduro angered by Milei's calls to sanction Venezuela

    The Venezuelan president argued that his Argentine colleague represented Zionism and fascism

    President Nicolás Maduro Thursday criticized his Argentine counterpart for promoting sanctions against Venezuela. The Bolivarian successor of Hugo Chaves Frías stressed that with Milei came “fascism” and “Zionism, which is the new fascism.”

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:02 UTC

    Oldest man on earth dies aged 114

    Juan Vicente had 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren

    Venezuelan national Juan Vicente Pérez Mora passed away Tuesday due to respiratory complications at the age of 114 in San José de Bolívar, Francisco de Miranda municipality, in the state of Táchira. He was certified by the Guinness World Record on Feb. 4, 2022, as the oldest man on earth. He had been born in El Cobre, Táchira State, on May 27, 1909.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Unusual criticism from Lula da Silva and Petro on Venezuela's presidential race controversy

    There have been several countries that have censured what happened with the exclusion of the two opposition leaders. But this time it has drawn attention that the governments of Colombia and Brazil

    Renowned South American political figures Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, and Gustavo Petro, head of state of Colombia, have taken an unusual stance against Venezuela's government, criticizing its refusal to allow opposition candidate Corina Yoris to register for the upcoming presidential elections.

  • Thursday, March 28th 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    Venezuela: Rosales claims he is not Maduro's candidate

    Besides Rosales, most “opposition” candidates are believed to be collaborators of the ruling party

    Former Zulia governor Manuel Rosales, who once challenged the late Hugo Chávez Frías for Venezuela's presidency, said he was willing to withdraw from this year's July 28 elections if another opposition candidate made it through the restrictions imposed by Nicolás Maduro's regime. “I am not Maduro's candidate,” he insisted after becoming the most prominent contender on behalf of a fragmented opposition.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 11:45 UTC

    Maduro's regime consolidating as a dictatorship, says Uruguay's FM

    “Unfortunately today the worst has been confirmed,” Paganini stressed

    Uruguay's Foreign Minister Omar Paganini Tuesday said that Nicolás Maduro's regime was “consolidating itself as a dictatorship” after the main opposition candidates were unable to compete in the July 28 presidential elections. Paganini also underlined that Venezuela was “moving away from any possible democratic practice.”

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Power outages hit Argentine Embassy in Caracas after granting asylum to opposition leaders

    Milei's administration urged Maduro to look after the wellbeing of the diplomatic mission and the people protected therein

    The Government of President Javier Milei denounced the power outage at the Argentine Embassy in Caracas after the Libertarian administration granted asylum to a group of Venezuelan nationals chased by the Nicolás Maduro regime.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition unable to enter Yoris' candidacy before deadline

    Venezuelan opposition unable to enter Yoris' candidacy before deadline

    Venezuela's main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), announced in the early hours of Tuesday that it had been unable to register Corina Yoris' candidacy for the July 28 presidential elections within the deadline established by the National Electoral Council (CNE).

  • Tuesday, March 12th 2024 - 21:42 UTC

    Venezuela blocks Argentine aircraft from its airspace in retaliation for cargo plane seizure

    In response to Argentina's actions, Venezuelan Foreign Minister criticized the “neo-Nazi government” of Argentina and accused it of piracy and robbery against Venezuela.

    Venezuela has announced the closure of its airspace to aircraft originating from or bound for Argentina, following the seizure of a cargo plane that was subsequently handed over to U.S. authorities. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yván Gil declared, “Venezuela exercises full sovereignty in its airspace,” vowing that “no aircraft” from Argentina will be permitted to fly over Venezuelan territory until compensation is provided for damages caused by the seizure.