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Montevideo, April 25th 2019 - 02:36 UTC


  • Tuesday, March 12th 2019 - 19:31 UTC

    Bachelet “concerned” about the arrest of Venezuelan journalist and activist Luis Carlos Díaz

    Díaz was missing for several hours. Neither his wife nor his colleagues knew anything about him until the SEBIN showed up with him handcuffed at home to conduct a raid

    Luis Carlos Diaz, a Venezuelan journalist who is an expert in networks and critical of the Nicolás Maduro regime, was arrested on Monday, without capture order, by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) after leaving his radio program, denounced his wife and colleague Naky Soto. On Tuesday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, referred to the arrest and asked the authorities for “urgent access” for her technical mission in Venezuela to Díaz.

  • Thursday, January 31st 2019 - 16:42 UTC

    Venezuela: Journalists arrested and deported complied with accreditations

    The reporters of the EFE agency were a “reinforcement” team that was covering the Venezuelan crisis for a period of ten days

    The National Union of Workers of the Press (SNTP) of Venezuela reported that reporters from the Spanish international agency EFE who were detained by the National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) in Caracas will be deported despite fulfilling the necessary papers to carry out his journalistic work.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 18:06 UTC

    Uruguay: “Deep concern” about detention of the Venezuelan Parliament president

    The constitutional assumption of Guaidó is recognized by most of the countries of the continent, with the exception of Uruguay, Bolivia and Mexico

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed on Monday, through a statement, its “deep concern” regarding the “serious institutional crisis” and the “acts of intimidation” that led to the arrest and subsequent release of the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó , by officials of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin).

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 00:50 UTC

    Detention of the Venezuelan Parliament President shows the “rupture” in the Maduro regime

    Guaidó was released after officials of the Sebin, the political police of Venezuela, intercepted and detained the parliamentarian in the middle of a highway in northern Venezuela.

    Officials of the Bolivarian Service of National Intelligence (Sebin) retained the deputy Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly (AN) and Venezuela’s President-in-charge, when he was going to an open Parliament hall in the north of the country. Minutes later, the parliamentarian was released and attended to the event with a wounded hand and ensuring that the Armed Forces do not want Nicolás Maduro, president considered “de facto” by the Parliament and part of the international community.

  • Saturday, October 13th 2018 - 11:06 UTC

    Student leader banished from Venezuela; pressures rise by case Alban

    The exile of Saleh has been described as unconstitutional from the NGO Penal Forum, since it violates Article 50 of the Constitution of Venezuela

    Activist Lorent Gomez Saleh has been freed and secretly transferred by Venezuelan authorities to the international airport of Maiquetía, one hour from Caracas, to be “referred” to Spain.

  • Friday, October 12th 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    International condemnation of Venezuelan government over suspicious death of elected councilor

    The Lima Group demanded the Government of Venezuela conducts an immediate, impartial, and independent investigation to clarify facts that caused Albán’s death

    Questions and condemnation of Venezuela's leadership poured in this week following the suspicious death of an opposition councilman and activist who authorities say evaded justice by throwing himself from the 10th floor of political police headquarters' building.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 16:31 UTC

    Venezuelan police radio recording reveals that Oscar Pérez would have surrendered before dying

    The audio reveals that the rebel pilot and his group negotiated their surrender with the Commander in charge of the capture. However, 3 hours later were all dead.

    In audio filtered to Univisión (1), the radio transmission among the Venezuelan police forces that participated on the morning of January 15 in the capture operation against a revolt pilot Óscar Pérez and six of his companions carried out outside of Caracas is revealed. In the revealed material, the commander of the operation, Major of the National Guard Rafael Bastardo confirms his surrender.

  • Monday, January 15th 2018 - 21:08 UTC

    Venezuelan rebels killed in operative against Oscar Pérez

     Oscar Pérez led a group of rebels of the Venezuelan armed forces since last year, when he flew over Caracas in a helicopter of the Bolivarian police intelligence  firing on the interior ministry

    An operation started at dawn on Monday in El Junquito, Caracas left 2 police and an undetermined number of dead rebels, the government announced. From his social networks, Oscar Perez, bloody and with detonations in the background, repeatedly reported on video that although he and his team had already surrendered, they did not stop receiving shots, missiles and grenades in the house where they were hiding.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2017 - 09:39 UTC

    Venezuela: some political prisoners in freedom

    Leopoldo López, former mayor of the Caracas municipality of Chacao, has been imprisoned since 2014. He was accused for participating and promoting mass protests against the regime. Photo: Reuters

    The National Constituent Assembly (ANC in Spanish) recommended to the Public Prosecutor and the Judicial Branch to release more than 80 political prisoners. At the moment, 13 of them have been released with precautionary measures.