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Montevideo, September 30th 2023 - 03:49 UTC


  • Wednesday, July 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Paraguay, Uruguay urge Mercosur to speak up about situation in Venezuela

    Machado's disenfranchisement leaves next year's free and transparent elections in Venezuela in doubt

    Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay Tuesday spoke against the disenfranchisement in Venezurela of opposition leader María Corina Machado in a move that seems to leave Nicolás Maduro's reelection bid unchallenged.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2023 - 11:09 UTC

    Another prominent Venezuelan opposition leader banned from political life

    Maduro's regime knows it is defeated, Machado argued on social media

    Venezuela's Comptroller General Friday announced opposition leader María Corina Machado had been disenfranchised for 15 years, thus rendering her ineligible to run in next year's presidential elections.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Colombia and Venezuela ranked as “least peaceful” countries in Latin America; Uruguay sets standard

    Colombia and Venezuela are ranked as the least peaceful countries in Latin America, while Uruguay is the least violent in the region.

    According to a study published on Wednesday by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Colombia and Venezuela have been considered the “least peaceful” countries in Latin America due to socio-political conflicts and internal violence.

  • Friday, June 9th 2023 - 11:25 UTC

    ICC Prosecutor Khan welcomed in Caracas for the third time

    International Criminal Court Prosecutor visits Venezuela for the third time

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Thursday welcomed International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan for the third time in his country, during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace, it was reported in Caracas. Khan previously met with Executive Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez and with Attorney General Tarek William Saab.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Aruba, Venezuela resume bilateral trade after 4 years

    Clark said that the initiative was part of President Nicolás Maduro's foreign policy of a “diplomacy of peace”

    After a four-year hiatus, trade between Aruba and Venezuela resumed Monday with the arrival of 80 tons of merchandise from the continent to the island, marking the resumption of trade relations between the two countries.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:38 UTC

    At least 12 killed in Venezuelan mining tragedy

    “The bodies are quite decomposed,” a local official told reporters

    At least 12 people died in the Venezuelan town of El Callao after a closed gold mine collapsed as a result of the heavy rains affecting the area, it was reported Saturday. “As of today we have 12 dead, who entered a mine that was closed a long time ago,” said the secretary of Citizen Security of Bolivar state, Edgar Colina Reyes. “The mine was flooded by the rains,” which caused “these artisanal miners” to lose oxygen and die “due to respiratory insufficiency,” he explained.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 12:12 UTC

    Lula rebuts comments from Boric and Lacalle

    “No one needs to agree with anyone. This is how we do it”, said Lula in response to Lacalle's and Boric's criticism.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stated on Tuesday that the meeting of 11 South American presidents at the Itamaraty Palace was not a group of friends, but of presidents seeking regional coordination, reported Agência Brasil.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    South American Presidents sign Brasilia Consensus

    Argentina's Alberto Fernández insisted that if “disagreements are strengthened, everything breaks down.”

    After the Summit of South American leaders in Brasilia, the 11 attending presidents reached a consensus on cooperation and integration in the region.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Venezuela has a pending debt of US$ 1,27 billion with Brazil, official data

    According to the Brazilian trade ministry, most of these operations were financed by the Brazilian Social and Economic Development Bank (BNDES)

    It's official, at the end of May, the Venezuelan debt to the Brazilian government amounted to approximately US$ 1.27 billion because of the non-payment of Brazilian goods and services covered by the Export Credit Insurance, subsidized by the Export Guarantee Fund (FGE). The information was officially provided by the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade, and Services (Mdic).

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 23:49 UTC

    Amid controversy in Brasilia regarding Venezuela, Fernández holds bilateral talks with Maduro

    Nevertheless, other leaders at the Presidents’ meeting were critical with the presence of Maduro and the gesture Lula da Silva made on Monday

    The South American Presidents' Meeting held in Brasilia witnessed a series of controversial exchanges among regional leaders, highlighting the complexities surrounding the situation in Venezuela. In that context, Argentine President Alberto Fernández engaged in a bilateral meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, aiming to foster consensus and reinforce mechanisms for regional integration in Latin America.