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CARACAS, Monday May 04, 2015 | Update
 

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Saab: Club de Madrid is an illegal cartel to discredit Venezuela

Saab remarked that the Club de Madrid was somehow promoted by the President of the United States, Barack Obama (File photo)

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN.  Saab remarked that the Club de Madrid was somehow promoted by the President of the United States, Barack Obama (File photo)  

01:24 PM
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Press union: twenty laws restrict press freedom in Venezuela

Secretary General of the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) Marco Ruiz (Handout photo)
Secretary General of the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP), Marco Ruiz, remarked that a reform of the Venezuelan Criminal Code provides that any opinion, dissent or demonstration against government officials might be considered as an offense, punishable with prison sentences
05/02/2015
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PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

Floors from 15 to 28 of A-B towers of the Confinanzas building were (...)
The Head of Government of the Capital District, Ernesto Villegas, announced that the first floor of former business center Confinanzas Tower on Andrés Bello Avenue (downtown Caracas) will be the headquarters of the Service Corporation, Civil Protection and Fire Department, under the legal form of an "emergency response center," with its own staff and (...)
05/02/2015
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DOSSIER

In search for the arepa

Between 2007 and 2010, the Venezuelan government seized control of (...)
Fifty percent of arepas that are consumed in the country today are made using imported white corn. Until 2007 Venezuela was self-sufficient in white corn production. By Francisco Olivares
05/02/2015
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WEATHER

Temperature in Caracas surges in two days

People in Caracas look for ways to cool down and protect themselves (...)
Temperature climbed to 35 C (95 F) in two days in the Venezuelan capital region
05/02/2015
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SOCIETY

Immigration leaves voids in Caracas neighborhoods

"For sale" signs have reappeared in several residential areas east (...)
Mayor's offices in Caracas report that moving procedures have soared
05/02/2015
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ELECTION 2015

1,899,910 people under 25 have not enrolled at the voter's register

As many as 299,000 voters changed polling stations in (...)
Only 231 voters moved their polling stations from Venezuela to foreign countries
05/02/2015
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HEALTH

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According to survey

Venezuelans are both obese and malnourished

Cornmeal is the most consumed food among Venezuelans from all social (...)
Venezuelan low-income families have a diet rich in fats and carbohydrates
05/02/2015
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INFRASTRUCTURE

Sambil and Confinanzas to be of public and cultural use

Sambil mall will have public agencies (Nicola Rocco)
Roberto Cohen, the owner of expropriated mall Sambil, affirms that he has not been indemnified
05/02/2015
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MEETING POINT

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Timely measures are recommended

Exchange control does not work

José Rodríguez: Timely measures will boost the domestic economy (...)
Three economists express their views on the current exchange scheme
05/01/2015
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GOVERNMENT

President Maduro announces 30% increase in minimum wage

The first 20% increase would be effective immediately, and the (...)
Minimum wage rose from VEB 5,634.47 (USD 887.37) to VEB 7,324.8 (1,153.58)
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.
12:53 PM
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OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Saab: Club de Madrid is an illegal cartel to discredit Venezuela

Saab remarked that the Club de Madrid was somehow promoted by the President of the United States, Barack Obama (File photo)
Members of Club de Madrid had conveyed their "deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela"
 

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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.

Ledezma Case


Ledezma discharged from hospital and taken home

LEDEZMA CASE Following surgery to repair a "recurrent inguinal hernia," late on Thursday Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma was taken home, where he will stay under house arrest while recovering.

Club de Madrid asks Venezuela to release dissenters, supports González

HUMAN RIGHTS Twenty-six former presidents, members of world leadership alliance Club de Madrid, advocated the release of Venezuelan dissenters and supported former Spanish president Felipe González's offer to work with the defense counsels of detained dissenters.

Mayor Antonio Ledezma hospitalized after successful operation

LEDEZMA CASE The mayor of Caracas Metropolitan Area, Antonio Ledezma, arrested on February 19 for allegedly plotting against President Nicolás Maduro, on Sunday underwent a successful surgery of "recurrent inguinal hernia."

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.

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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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