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Montevideo, May 30th 2023 - 07:39 UTC


  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Venezuelan president lands in Brazil

    Maduro had last been in Brazil in 2015

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who often canceled his appearances at the last minute, arrived Sunday in Brasilia for Tuesday's South American Summit hosted by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The last time Maduro visited the continent's largest country was in 2015 for the presidential inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff.

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  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Paraguay to resume diplomatic ties with Venezuela, President-elect says

    “We cannot ideologize diplomatic relations and integration,” Peña said

    Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña will re-establish diplomatic ties with Venezuela without conditions after he is sworn in in August, it was reported. Peña is on a Mercosur tour meeting those heads of state who will shortly become his colleagues. After Brazil, he will meet with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Monday, May 8th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Chilean and Venezuelan authorities cooperate to repatriate stranded migrants

    “There is a firm determination of the government of President Gabriel Boric to take charge of migration in all its senses, in an orderly and safe manner,” Sanzana explained

    Venezuelan authorities Sunday flew back 115 migrants who were stranded in northern Chile through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to the Homeland Plan), it was announced by Caracas. The Foreign Ministry said on Twitter that: “115 Venezuelan men and women are happily returning to their homes thanks to a new day of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria,” an initiative in force since 2018.

  • Monday, May 1st 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Venezuela wants to rescue migrants stranded in border between Chile and Peru

    The presence of these migrants on the border has generated a diplomatic crisis between Chile and Peru.<br />
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    Venezuela's Foreign Ministry started talks with its Chilean and Peruvian counterparts to coordinate flights whereby migrants stranded on the border between these two countries can be flown back to Caracas, it was reported.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lula wants to host South American “retreat” summit

    Lula also insisted it was imperative that South America be regarded as a region of peace and cooperation

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has been reported to be planning a major Summit in the form of a retreat in Brasilia on May 30 and is sending letters of invitation to his South American colleagues to relaunch the South American Union of Nations (Unasur), as per an O Globo article.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 11:43 UTC

    Venezuelan migrant crisis sparks diplomatic clash between Chile and Peru

    Otárola urged Boric to “solve their problems and not to throw them to another country”

    Peru's Foreign Ministry Thursday Chilean ambassador Óscar Fuentes as thousands of Venezuelan migrants are trying to cross into the country from the southern border to “protest for the lack of collaboration shown by the Chilean police authorities, which has generated the events that occurred today” when a group tried to force their way into the country and circumvent the police checkpoints.

  • Friday, April 21st 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Petro meets Biden at the White House and asks for help fighting drug trafficking

    Colombia will not provide any military support to either Russia or Ukraine, Petro also said

    During a meeting Thursday at the White House, Colombian President Gustavo Petro asked his US colleague Joseph Biden for more boats, drones, and ships to stop drug traffickers in the South American country because so far such a war has “failed.”

  • Wednesday, April 19th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Which Latin American country is one of Russia's “most loyal partners”?

    Lavrov is to visit Nicaragua and Cuba next

    During the second stop of his Latin American tour after Brasilia and ahead of Cuba and Nicaragua, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday said in Caracas in front of his local colleague Yván Gil Pinto that Venezuela was “without a doubt” one of Russia's “most loyal partners.”

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Venezuelan Air Force neutralizes unidentified aircraft

    By neutralized Hernández Lárez meant the aircraft was shot down.

    Venezuelan Air Force (FANB) authorities Monday confirmed having neutralized what became known as the 13th hostile aircraft so far this year. The unidentified airplane was detected in the state of Apure in the southwestern region.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    New ICJ ruling against Venezuela in Essequibo case

    “Guyana is confident that the court will uphold its long-standing international boundary with Venezuela,” Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said

    The Venezuelan administration of President Nicolás Maduro was dealt another international setback Thursday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday turned down new objections filed by Caracas regarding the territorial dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo.