By Gwynne Dyer (*) – After a week of intense discussions about “security” between Russia and the NATO countries, this is the week when the Western allies will send their written replies to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Various pundits, some of whom have actually been to Russia, warn us that there will be “War in Europe” if Putin's demands are not met.
Venezuela's state-run PDVSA will begin exporting diluted crude oil (DCO) this week after a nine-month stoppage, it was reported in Caracas. The last time PDVSA shipped diluted crude to Asia was in April last year.
Opposition candidate Sergio Garrido from the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) has been chosen Sunday as the new governor of the Venezuelan state of Barinas after electoral authorities ordered the elections to be held again citing irregularities in the Nov. 21 polls.
Russian officials Wednesday insisted the launch of the plant to manufacture Kalashnikov rifles in Venezuela had to be postponed during 2021 as a consequence of sanctions imposed by the United States, but the final works have been gaining pace lately thanks to cooperation from local authorities.
Peru's Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua de Romaña Tuesday received the credentials from Venezuela's new ambassador Alexander Yáñez Deleuze during a ceremony at Lima's Torre Tagle Palace.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced he would visit strategic ally Iran sometime next year following an invitation from his Iranian colleague Ebrahim Raisi to discuss further cooperation between the two countries.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday said he had discussed in a telephone conversation a series of bilateral issues with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Monday maintained opposition leader Juan Guaidó should be recognized as the truthful President of Venezuela, which would grant him access to his country's gold in custody at the Bank of England. But instead of making a decision on that issue, the case was sent back to a lower court for further judicial proceedings.
The UK's Supreme Court is expected to rule Monday on the fate of 31 tons of Venezuelan gold which is currently in the hands of the Bank of England. The Venezuelan central bank turned to the British justice system in 2020 to resolve the issue.
Mexican migration authorities have decided over the past few days to reinstate a visa requirement for travelers from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil after it was detected large numbers of those alleged tourists were seeking to go on by land and try to cross into the United States.