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DIPLOMACY

The US calls for dialogue in Venezuela ahead of parliament vote

Kerry issued a press statement on the occasion of Venezuela's Independence Day next July 5 (File photo)

DIPLOMACY.  The United States Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted on Thursday the importance of dialogue in Venezuela to ensure the "integrity" of the upcoming parliament vote on December 6, and called for "further cooperation" with the Venezuelan government to improve the bilateral relation.  

BORDER DISPUTE

Guyana seeks Caricom's support in dispute with Venezuela

Guyana maintains that an arbitral award adopted in 1899 is the only means to set the border (File photo)

BORDER DISPUTE.  Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge said on Thursday that the border dispute between his country and Venezuela in relation to the waters of the Essequibo concerns the Caribbean Community (Caricom); therefore, he will seek Caricom's support at the summit started on Thursday in Barbados.  

04:50 PM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

US Senator warns about "very hard" days in Venezuela

Following his visit this week to Caracas, the chair of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Bob Corker, said that Venezuela is heading for "very hard" days

03:46 PM
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ELECTION 2015

Vargas Llosa calls into question "fairness" of Venezuelan vote

Vargas Llosa described jailed dissenters as a "symbol of resistance (...)
Vargas Llosa took part in the 8th Atlantic Forum, organized by his International Foundation for Freedom and held in Madrid
03:08 PM
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FINANCE

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The agency informed

Fitch maintains Venezuela's debt rating at CCC

Venezuela is to remain highly vulnerable to volatile oil prices, said (...)
The agency referred to Venezuela's weak foreign support, its high dependence on raw materials, and growing macroeconomic distortions
02:22 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Felipe González to return to Venezuela before parliament vote

González visited Venezuela early in June (Efe)
"Unless the Vienna Convention declares me persona non grata, I have the right to circulate freely," former President of Spain Felipe González remarked
02:00 PM
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SOCCER

United States formalizes request for Esquivel's extradition

If the extradition is approved, Rafael Esquivel could appeal to the (...)
The Federal Office of Justice of Switzerland reported that the requisitions were received on July 1, within a maximum term of 40 days
01:53 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Thursday, July 2

High PRESSURE has been exerted from all parts of the world on the Venezuelan regime asking for the release of political prisoners and respect of human rights. It seems that pretty soon some results will be shown. On the sly, some young de (...)

12:06 PM
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TECHNOLOGY

Venezuelans develop device that warns against possible heath attacks

Developers are seeking sponsorship from private or public companies
InnoWear is a device that can be attached to any garment
10:53 AM
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CRIME

Violent deaths in Caracas total 2,647 in first half of 2015

Murder figures in the first six months of the year show a 7.42% (...)
Only in June, 430 bodies were taken to Caracas' morgue
10:45 AM
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ECONOMY

Venezuela, China approve road map for development plan

Representatives of the mixed committee (Vice-President's Office)
After three days of meetings in Caracas, the Technical Secretariat of the Mixed Venezuela-China High Level Committee ended on Wednesday. In this fourth working session, the projects developed against the backdrop of the strategic alliance b (...)
07/01/2015
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Dissenters: "The CNE did not announce gender quota before June 25"

Vicente Bello rebutted the statements of CNE president Tibisay Lucena (...)
Vicente Bello, the representative of the electoral technical team of the opposition alliance MUD to the CNE, on Wednesday denied assertions by CNE president Tibisay Lucena
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.
04:20 PM
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DIPLOMACY

The US calls for dialogue in Venezuela ahead of parliament vote

Kerry issued a press statement on the occasion of Venezuela's Independence Day next July 5 (File photo)
"Political dialogue will be important in ensuring peaceful resolution of disputes and the integrity of your democratic process," said US Secretary of State John Kerry
04:05 PM
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BORDER DISPUTE

Guyana seeks Caricom's support in dispute with Venezuela

Guyana maintains that an arbitral award adopted in 1899 is the only (...)
Carl Greenidge, Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the borders defended by Venezuela are illegal
03:46 PM
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ELECTION 2015

Vargas Llosa calls into question "fairness" of Venezuelan vote

Vargas Llosa described jailed dissenters as a "symbol of resistance (...)
Vargas Llosa took part in the 8th Atlantic Forum, organized by his International Foundation for Freedom and held in Madrid
03:08 PM
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FINANCE

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The agency informed

Fitch maintains Venezuela's debt rating at CCC

Venezuela is to remain highly vulnerable to volatile oil prices, said (...)
The agency referred to Venezuela's weak foreign support, its high dependence on raw materials, and growing macroeconomic distortions
02:22 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Felipe González to return to Venezuela before parliament vote

González visited Venezuela early in June (Efe)
"Unless the Vienna Convention declares me persona non grata, I have the right to circulate freely," former President of Spain Felipe González remarked
02:00 PM
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SOCCER

United States formalizes request for Esquivel's extradition

If the extradition is approved, Rafael Esquivel could appeal to the (...)
The Federal Office of Justice of Switzerland reported that the requisitions were received on July 1, within a maximum term of 40 days
12:06 PM
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TECHNOLOGY

Venezuelans develop device that warns against possible heath attacks

Developers are seeking sponsorship from private or public companies
InnoWear is a device that can be attached to any garment
10:53 AM
 | 

CRIME

Violent deaths in Caracas total 2,647 in first half of 2015

Murder figures in the first six months of the year show a 7.42% (...)
Only in June, 430 bodies were taken to Caracas' morgue
10:24 AM
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Venezuelan Ombudsman: Meeting with US Senator seeks to ease tensions

Saab commented that it was an opportunity to discuss matters related (...)
Tareck William Saab stressed that "embassies will be reopened"
 

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Human Rights


Afiuni case inflames the feelings at the United Nations

HUMAN RIGHTS The trial against the barred 31st Control Judge María Lourdes Afiuni and the ill treatment suffered while she was detained confronted on Tuesday the Venezuelan delegation who appeared at the United Nations Human Rights Committee and some of its members. The Committee assessed Venezuela's performance with regard to noncompliance with civil and political rights.

Attorney general: seven officials convicted for 2014 repression

HUMAN RIGHTS Seven public officials have been convicted for repression in the crackdown of anti-government protests in 2014, said Luisa Ortega Díaz.

Venezuelan authorities deny human rights violations at the UN

HUMAN RIGHTS The Venezuelan State denied on Monday at the United Nations that human rights violations were committed or tolerated in Venezuela. "We are not allowed, because of our internal legal system, to sacrifice any rights or liberties for the sake of security," asserted Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz during the first assessment hearing on Civil and Political Rights Venezuela faces at the UN Human Rights Committee.

Dossier
This is all there is

A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

Parliament Vote


Dissenters: "The CNE did not announce gender quota before June 25"

PARLIAMENT VOTE Vicente Bello (Un Nuevo Tiempo), member of the electoral technical team representing the opposition alliance Unified Democratic Board (MUD) before the National Electoral Council (CNE), denied that the CNE had informed the opposition alliance before Thursday, June 25, on the implementation of the gender quotas for the parliament election to be held next December 6, as CNE president Tibisay Lucena said on Wednesday in a ceremony at the National Assembly.

Vargas Llosa calls into question "fairness" of Venezuelan vote

ELECTION 2015 Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa called into question the "fairness" of the parliament vote to be held in Venezuela on December 6, and added that the government of President Nicolás Maduro would do as much as possible to tamper with the election.

CNE: "Opposition alliance was informed in advance about gender quotas"

PARLIAMENT VOTE President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena on Wednesday dismissed the critics of the Venezuelan opposition against a decision taken last week requiring equal gender quotas for nominations to the upcoming parliament vote, to be held next December 6.

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Hydrocarbons


Technology bites the tail of fossil fuels

HYDROCARBONS To date, nothing indicates that the generation of renewable energy will replace in the short or medium term the energy from fossil fuels. However, some encouraging signs are apparent. Only in the United States investment in plants fueled by wind averaged USD 13 billion annually between 2008 and 2013.

Multimedia


OPPOSITION

Opposition demonstrations in the province in images

CARACAS

Total evacuation of the Tower of David

TOURISM

La Gran Sabana is one of the major natural attractions in Venezuela

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