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Montevideo, October 2nd 2023 - 07:52 UTC


  • Thursday, September 28th 2023 - 08:59 UTC

    Argentina: Former minister and tax bureau chief both acquitted in money smuggling case

    The prosecution's arguments against De Vido (left) were not shared by the court

    A court in Buenos Aires Wednesday acquitted former Planning Minister Julio De Vido and AFIP tax bureau Chief Ricardo Echegaray for the 2007 attempted smuggling of a suitcase containing nearly US$ 800,000 which was being brought into the country by Guido Antonini Wilson, who was believed to be an envoy of then-Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

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  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    China holds Venezuela as an all-time strategic partner

    “I leave happy,” said Maduro after almost a full week in China

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday announced after meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro that relations between both countries would be strengthened to the point where the South American nation would become an “all-weather strategic level,” it was reported from Beijing.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition leader Machado asks Brazil for help

    “Maduro knows that, in the presidential elections of 2024, I will defeat him, and that is why he is afraid,” she stressed.

    Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado Tuesday asked the Brazilian Senate's Public Security Committee through a video appearance to help the Caribbean country hold fair primary elections. Machado also denounced the attacks by Nicolás Maduro's regime and insisted she intended to run despite her disenfranchisement.

  • Monday, September 11th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Maduro wants China to help Venezuela join BRICS

    Maduro's agenda in China has not been disclosed but he is expected to meet Xi Jinping sometime during his 6-day visit

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro told Chinese media during the weekend that he wanted the South American country to join the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) as a way to consolidate ties between the Asian giant and Latin America and the Caribbean, it was reported in Beijing. Venezuela has already expressed its interest in joining BRICS formally.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 09:15 UTC

    China: Maduro meets with Communist Party Secretary-General

    Maduro is to stay in China until Spet. 14 but his agenda has not been fully disclosed

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary-General Huang Kunming met Saturday at a hotel in the city of Shenzhen, in the province of Canton, “to exchange experiences in the political area, as well as to strengthen the bonds of integration and mutual respect,” it was informed from Caracas by the Presidency's press office.

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Maduro summons “Peace Squads” to avert coup threat

    We have to prepare ourselves institutionally to defend sovereignty, peace, and internal union, Maduro said

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros Monday spoke of a new campaign against his country and called on all citizens to prevent fascism and a coup d'état from filling the streets with violence and sterile confrontation, it was reported in Caracas.

  • Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Venezuelan Supreme Court intervenes Communist Party

    The PCV was an ally of the late President Hugo Chávez (1999-2013) but broke with Maduro due to economic discrepancies.

    Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) ordered the intervention of the Communist Party (PCV) of the South American country, known for its stance against President Nicolás Maduro, it was reported in Caracas.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 16:40 UTC

    Venezuelan activists handed down 16-year jail sentences

    The six activists were convicted of “conspiring” against President Maduro

    Venezuelan trade unionists and activists Reynaldo Cortés, Alfonzo Meléndez, Alcides Bracho, Néstor Astudillo, Gabriel Blanco, and Emilio Negrín were sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in jail for “conspiring” against President Nicolás Maduro, it was reported in Caracas. The defendants were arrested between July 4 and 7, 2022, while staging protests in demand of wage increases and improvements in working conditions.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Solution to Venezuelan crisis sought in Brussels

    Machado's disenfranchisement was discussed by Fernández, Lula, Petro, Macron, Borrell, Rodríguez, and Blyde, according to diplomatic sources

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, Gustavo Petro of Colombia, and Emmanuel Macron of France Monday got together in Brussels on the sides of the EU-Celac Summit with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and opposition leader Gerardo Blyde in a multilateral effort to find a solution to the political crisis in the Bolivarian country. Also participating in the gathering was the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Chile toughens migration controls

    According to statistics provided by the National Statistics Institute (INE) in April of this year, there are 1,482,390 foreigners living in Chile, of which 476,451 are Venezuelans.

    The Chilean government of President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday announced the creation of a committee to handle the expulsion of irregular migrants and develop a biometric registry of foreigners, it was reported in Santiago. The measure seeks to control irregular entries, such as those occurring at the northern border with Peru, of mostly Venezuelan people.