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CARACAS, Monday May 04, 2015 | Update
 

DIPLOMACY

Brazilian senate passes censure motion against Venezuelan gov't

11:41 AMNacional y Política.  The Brazilian Senate passed on Tuesday a censure motion against the government of Venezuela for incurring in "arbitrary detention" of dissenters, according to the text aired on Wednesday.

DIPLOMACY

Spain: Vetoing Felipe González could have repercussions for Venezuela

Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo (EFE / File photo)

DIPLOMACY.  In a new episode in the diplomatic impasse between Spain and Venezuela, the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, warned that banning the entry of former Spanish President Felipe González in Venezuela could have international "repercussions" for the Latin American country.  

11:49 AM
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PARLIAMENT

Claudia Salerno named Venezuelan ambassador to the EU and Belgium

Salerno Caldera was known for being an environment advocate (@Cscaldera)
The designation was made at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez
11:17 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuela's Maduro: Dollar revenue down 50 percent

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro awarded the Liberator order to (...)
Despite lower dollar revenue, President Nicolás Maduro remarked "we continue moving ahead" by investing in health, socialist welfare missions, and housing
05/05/2015
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuela awards Liberator order to five Cuban spies

Maduro awarded Cubans arrested by the US (AVN)
The ceremony took place in the National Pantheon in Caracas
05/05/2015
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FINANCE

Venezuela's foreign exchange system hits Mapfre's accounts

Reports issued by the National Commission of the Stock Market (CNMV), the Spanish stock market regulatory body, show Mapfre decided to use the foreign exchange rate trade at the Foreign Exchange Marginal System (Simadi), which implies a 93% devaluation from the previous foreign exchange rate applied

05/05/2015
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Tuesday, May 5

High LISTEN TO ME, RAÚL! The suggestion made last week in daily newspaper El Nuevo País by the ex leader of the leftwing party MIR and guerrilla man Héctor Pérez Marcano to the opposition as to contact Raúl Castro should not be ignored. T (...)

05/05/2015
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ECONOMY

Minimum wage increase in Venezuela fails to tackle the real problem

President of the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers (Fedecámaras) (...)
The issues of distribution of foodstuffs and other products in Venezuela are being assessed
05/05/2015
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Maduro asks PSUV grassroots to stay united ahead of primary vote

Maduro: "It is time for the great chavista union of the party (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro urged the candidates for the primary election of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to put "quarrels" aside
05/05/2015
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

NGO denounces violation of freedom of speech in lines in Venezuela

Venezuelan non-governmental organization Espacio Público informed that local police officers are the main people violating citizens' freedom of speech

05/04/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

CDH-UCAB: Evidence of torture was hidden

UCAB documented human rights violations during the protests of 2014 (...)
Based on a report submitted by the Human Rights Center, Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB), the Venezuelan State used several strategies to erase human rights abuses against detainees during demonstrations
05/04/2015
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PDVSA BONDS

Pdvsa reports payment of interest to bond holders

The interest is on the Pdvsa bonds maturing in 2017 (File photo)
All the holders of Pdvsa bonds should appear in their depository banks or in the bank where they bought the bonds to learn about the status and method of payment
05:36 PM
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SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Obama: "The US will not be imprisoned by the past" in the region

President Obama delivered a speech during the plenary meeting of the Summit of the Americas (Efe)
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, said on Saturday during the plenary meeting of the Seventh Summit of the Americas that his country "will not be imprisoned by the past" when it comes to relations with Cuba and the region. He stressed that if bilateral dialogue between his government and Cuba continued, there would be progress despite (...)
03:50 PM
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SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

President Maduro demands Obama to repeal his executive order on Venezuela

Most part of Maduro's speech was focused on disagreements with the US (...)
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during his speech in the plenary meeting of the Seventh Summit of the Americas, demanded his US counterpart, Barack Obama, to annul an executive order imposing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights abuses and corruption.
11:37 AM
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SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Pope Francis asks for "sincere dialogue" in the Summit of the Americas

Pope Francis also referred to disparity of opportunities among (...)
Pope Francis said in a letter aired on Saturday by the Holy See and sent on Friday to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela that he he hoped the 7th Summit of the Americas constituted a "sincere dialogue" allowing to overcome differences and tackle "with realism" the problems in the continent, such as inequality or immigration, Efe reported.
12:00 AM
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HYDROCARBONS

Petrocaribe's influence threatened by US energy initiative

US President Barack Obama met with members of the Caribbean Community (...)
US President Barack Obama met on Thursday in Jamaica with the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) to promote an energy project that, if implemented, could change geopolitical relations in Latin America.
11:41 AM
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DIPLOMACY

Brazilian senate passes censure motion against Venezuelan gov't

The motion was passed despite the vote against of ruling Workers' Party (PT) of President Dilma Rousseff, and other leftist parties. The motion urges Venezuela to "respect" Mercosur's democratic clause, which provides for the possibility of suspending a member of the bloc where liberties are violated

11:17 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuela's Maduro: Dollar revenue down 50 percent

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro awarded the Liberator order to (...)
Despite lower dollar revenue, President Nicolás Maduro remarked "we continue moving ahead" by investing in health, socialist welfare missions, and housing
10:59 AM
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OUTLOOK

Datanálisis: consumption to drop 5%, GDP down 4%

"The economy is on its way to hyperinflation in 2016," León warned (...)
Luis Vicente León, the director of pollster Datanálisis, explained during the forum "2015 Consumer's Trends" that inflation was likely to hit 120%-140%, while shortages would stand at 57%
 

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Dossier
In search for the arepa

The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.

Meeting Point


Exchange control does not work

MEETING POINT "A program of economic adjustment and total removal of controls are necessary."

Migrations


Immigration leaves voids in Caracas neighborhoods

SOCIETY Santiago José Da Silva has few belongings attaching him to Venezuela. Regretfully, the already made his choice: he is moving to Europe next August. His two children have already sold their properties in Baruta, east Caracas, and he is making arrangements to sell his apartment in Los Naranjos, El Hatillo municipality.

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Health


Venezuelans are both obese and malnourished

HEALTH It is the worst-case scenario: a high percentage of Venezuelans are both obese and undernourished.

Multimedia


PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

HOUSING

Four zones of Caracas Metropolitan area at risk before rainy season

PHOTO GALLERY

Homeless people in Venezuela

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