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CARACAS, Thursday March 05, 2015 | Update
 

GOVERMENT

Maduro terms "stupid" speculation over leftist coup d'état

“Those leading the Efe agency are stupid who hate us,” Maduro remarked (Juan Barreto / AFP)

GOVERMENT.  Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro labeled news agency Efe as "stupid" following analyses and reports regarding the possibility of a coup d'état perpetrated by the government itself in order to put off the upcoming parliament vote, due to chavismo's declining popularity.  

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA

Unasur confirms visit of secretary general and foreign ministers to Caracas

The purpose of the meeting is "to examine the situation in the country," Unasur said in a statement (Reuters / File photo)

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA.  The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) confirmed on Thursday that a delegation of Unasur foreign ministers and Secretary General Ernesto Samper will meet on Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.  

HUMAN RIGHTS

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38 countries listed

UN High Commissioner reports human rights abuses in Venezuela

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported "intimidation and public smear campaigns" against human rights advocates in Venezuela (Handout photo)

HUMAN RIGHTS.  Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported before the Human Rights Council the situation of violence and human rights abuses in 38 countries, including Venezuela.  

04:49 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuelan Defense Minister: "Chávez aroused people's hopes"

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López highlighted Hugo Chávez’s characteristic “humanist sentiment” (TV screen capture)
"Saying Hugo Chávez is to continue to talk about Simón Bolívar s historical legacy"
02:54 PM
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CATHOLIC CHURCH

Apostolic Nuncio: Venezuela is called to make proposals to the world

"For believers, any suffering can be a door to walk through," said (...)
Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Aldo Giordano said any crisis could become a chance for finding a new path
12:38 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, March 5

High GOLDEN DEAL? The board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) prepared to okay a huge settlement concerning the sale of gold from its reserves. It amounts to 1,400 troy ounces. They look forward to getting USD 1.5 billion in the midd (...)

12:27 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

US to respond to Venezuela's measures "via diplomatic channels"

US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf (File photo)
According to US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, Venezuela "has understated the number of Venezuelan diplomats in the United States"
12:13 PM
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FOREIGN CURRENCY

Interconnection flaws cause delays in Venezuelan forex system

The intermediation rate will be around 3% (Vicente Correale)
The US dollar price averaged VEB 176.74 on Wednesday
11:30 AM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

BCV calls special forex auction sale for retail trade

The results of the auction will be announced on Thursday (AFP)
The auction s minimum and maximum amounts will be USD 10,000 and USD 3 million, respectively
11:23 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: we will do whatever is necessary to hold parliament vote

No matter what, the Congress will be renewed, said Maduro (AVN)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called upon his followers "to advocate, bravely, the truth of our revolutionary homeland." He reiterated that a parliament vote will be held to renew the legislative branch
10:43 AM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Venezuela urges Guyana to reopen border dispute negotiations

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his Guyanese counterpart, (...)
Guyana plans to start oil drilling in disputed area this weekend
07:37 AM
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FOREIGN OFFICE

Venezuela rejects Guyana's protest over Exxon oil prospecting

The Venezuelan government claimed that exploration works had not been previously notified and that it was a "unilateral" action from Guyana

03/04/2015
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ELECTION

MUD to nominate Ceballos, López, and Ledezma for congress election

According to Torrealba, the government has "harassed" dissenters (...)
Jesús Torrealba, the executive secretary of opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), explained that the organization agreed to enroll detained dissenters Daniel Ceballos, Antonio Ledezma, and Leopoldo López as candidates for the upcoming parliament election
11:52 AM
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OIL

Venezuelan FM Ramírez visits Qatar amidst OPEC tour

FM Ramírez is visiting OPEC countries to discuss oil prices (File photo)
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez arrived in Qatar on Thursday in the context of his tour across the member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with a view to defining a joint strategy to balance crude oil prices, ahead of the 166th OPEC regular meeting scheduled for November 27 in Vienna, Austria.
04:49 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuelan Defense Minister: "Chávez aroused people's hopes"

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López highlighted Hugo Chávez’s characteristic “humanist sentiment” (TV screen capture)
"Saying Hugo Chávez is to continue to talk about Simón Bolívar s historical legacy"
02:54 PM
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CATHOLIC CHURCH

Apostolic Nuncio: Venezuela is called to make proposals to the world

"For believers, any suffering can be a door to walk through," said (...)
Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Aldo Giordano said any crisis could become a chance for finding a new path
12:52 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

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38 countries listed

UN High Commissioner reports human rights abuses in Venezuela

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported "intimidation and (...)
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, submitted on Thursday his annual report before the Human Rights Council
12:27 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

US to respond to Venezuela's measures "via diplomatic channels"

US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf (File photo)
According to US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, Venezuela "has understated the number of Venezuelan diplomats in the United States"
12:22 PM
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DIALOGUE

Colombian FM arrives in Venezuela on Friday to foster dialogue

"For Colombia, Venezuela's stability is very important," said María Ángela Holguín, Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs
12:13 PM
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FOREIGN CURRENCY

Interconnection flaws cause delays in Venezuelan forex system

The intermediation rate will be around 3% (Vicente Correale)
The US dollar price averaged VEB 176.74 on Wednesday
11:30 AM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

BCV calls special forex auction sale for retail trade

The results of the auction will be announced on Thursday (AFP)
The auction s minimum and maximum amounts will be USD 10,000 and USD 3 million, respectively
11:23 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro: we will do whatever is necessary to hold parliament vote

No matter what, the Congress will be renewed, said Maduro (AVN)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called upon his followers "to advocate, bravely, the truth of our revolutionary homeland." He reiterated that a parliament vote will be held to renew the legislative branch
10:43 AM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Venezuela urges Guyana to reopen border dispute negotiations

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his Guyanese counterpart, (...)
Guyana plans to start oil drilling in disputed area this weekend
07:37 AM
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FOREIGN OFFICE

Venezuela rejects Guyana's protest over Exxon oil prospecting

The Venezuelan government claimed that exploration works had not been previously notified and that it was a "unilateral" action from Guyana

 

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Dossier
Those USD 500 million

As Venezuelan deposits of public funds in Swiss bank accounts have been revealed, opposition Deputy Andrés Velásquez wonders whatever happened to the USD 500 million worth of CVG funds that turned up in coded bank accounts in Lebanon five years ago.

US-Venezuela Tensions


US to respond to Venezuela's measures "via diplomatic channels"

FOREIGN AFFAIRS The US State Department said on Tuesday that it would respond "via diplomatic channels" to Venezuela's request for a cut in US embassy staff in Caracas, but added that Venezuela "drastically" underestimated its own diplomatic presence in the United States.

Expert: Venezuela's measures against the US "are not wise"

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS On March 1, President Nicolás Maduro announced a series of diplomatic measures against the United States, including a list of political leaders banned from entering Venezuela, reduction of American staff working at the US embassy to Venezuela, and mandatory visas for US visitors.

US must classify US Embassy officials in Venezuela

US SANCTIONS Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez reported on Monday that the US government has been set a deadline of 15 days to classify its officials at the US Embassy in Venezuela, in reciprocity with the number of Venezuelan officials currently deployed in the United States.

Special Article


3,400 Venezuelans at risk of deportation from the United States

FOREIGN AFFAIRS There are Venezuelan dreamers. In the United States, however, such term has acquired a new connotation. In the last couple of years through last January, 3,389 Venezuelans delivered from deportation following a decision by US President Barack Obama. Now, the move is at stake.

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Protests in Venezuela


UN High Commissioner reports human rights abuses in Venezuela

HUMAN RIGHTS Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported before the Human Rights Council the situation of violence and human rights abuses in 38 countries, including Venezuela.

IACHR urges Venezuela to prevent excessive use of force in protests

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged the government of Venezuela to take action to "avoid excessive use of force" by public law enforcement in demonstrations and lamented the death of 14-year-old student Kluiverth Roa, in Táchira state, southwest Venezuela.

Unasur delegation to arrive Friday in Venezuela

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) is arriving next Friday in Venezuela to address, along with the government, the issue of Venezuela s situation and claims of coup plots, the Secretary General of Unasur, Ernesto Samper has confirmed. The announcement was made by President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday during his TV show "Contacto con Maduro" (Contact with Maduro).

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CARNIVAL 2015

Carnival ends with float parades and music in Caracas

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Churches downtown Caracas retain their historical value

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Venezuelans honor the Virgin of Candelaria

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