GOVERNMENT. Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro stated on Friday that he has been working on a new phase of the Venezuelan economy which "will prove crushing."
FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The 28 ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union will make an appeal to Venezuela next Monday to observe human rights and constitutional liberties in the country, diplomatic sources reported on Friday.
Talks with the gov't continue
The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) said that independent journals are hit when the government refuses to sell them foreign currency to buy newsprint, in the context of tight foreign exchange controls, or when the government withdraws advertising from some newspapers
Talks with the gov't continue
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- Opposition coalition plans to audit INE demographics numbers
- "Hugo Chávez" Economic Zone shown to OPEC representatives
- Teodoro Petkoff is awarded the Ortega y Gasset prize
- Guyana continues to drill for oil in waters disputed with Venezuela
- European Union to ask Venezuela to respect human rights
- Gold Reserve targets Venezuela's assets to collect arbitration award
- Maduro: We are preparing a new economic phase
- Lilian Tintori says she requested meeting with Chilean president
- Uruguay seeks to pay oil to Venezuela with food items
- Top electoral body asked not to hold LatAm parliament vote
- Colombian Senate calls for release of Venezuelan political prisoners
- Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain: "We demand respect" for Venezuela
- Maduro: "We must insist on an economy that sustains welfare plans"
- Venezuelan Oil Minister meets with OPEC member countries
- Price of Venezuelan bonds rises
- IAPA: No one can remain silent to closure of newspapers in Venezuela
- CNE head: schedule for parliament vote could be ready in two weeks
- Eight police officers murdered this week in Venezuela
- Ibero-American Secretary urges Venezuela, Spain to ease tensions
- Venezuelans involved in foreign currency quotas fraud to be summoned
- Venezuela summons Spanish ambassador after measures announced by Maduro
- Apostolic Nuncio, Venezuelan FM hold "historical meeting"
- Opposition coalition asks electoral authority to rectify demographics
- Spanish gov't summons Venezuelan ambassador over Maduro's statements
- Venezuelan FM reprimands Spanish ambassador for meddling
- Forex authority: E-quota of dollars not to be fractioned
- Spain: Insults against the Spanish Executive Office are "intolerable"
- Jurist terms "delicate" human rights situation in Venezuela
- Chilean Senate to intercede for Venezuelan political prisoners
- Gold Reserve seeks to collect arbitration award from Venezuela
- IMF: Economic downturn in Venezuela to lash Latin America growth
- Business leader: Maduro will have to talk to the private sector
- Venezuelan airlines, travel agencies to assess Cencoex regulation
- President Maduro vows to radicalize the revolution
- Opposition party asks the Pope to meet with Ledezma's wife
- Pro-gov't deputies agree to appoint deputies to LatAm Parliament
- Spanish Congress asks for release of Ledezma and López
- Fewer deputies to be elected in anti-government constituencies
- Differences in the Americas are noticeable in Panama
- HR advocates meet with US President Barack Obama
- Venezuelan bonds climb after restrictions in USD quotas
- Lagos: Release of political prisoners is a struggle for democracy
- Almost five million people could move to public banks
- Venezuela, US uphold peaceful dialogue
- Dissenter: ideology is prioritized over local problems
- Venezuela has potential for investment
- Castro in Panama: "It was time for me to speak here on behalf of Cuba"
- Maduro: Talks with the United States could be launched in a few days
- Petrocaribe's influence threatened by US energy initiative
- Poll: 37% of Venezuelans back no political parties
- Venezuelan bishop: "We must bridge the gaps and accept different views"
- Maduro and Obama held informal conversation
- President of Panama opens the Seventh Summit of the Americas
- Short-term gold swap deemed feasible in Venezuela
- Jacobson: Obama's executive order will not to be repealed
- Venezuelans bang pots during Maduro's speech in Panama
- Where has the milk gone?
- President Maduro demands Obama to repeal his executive order on Venezuela
- Obama: "The US will not be imprisoned by the past" in the region
- Pope Francis asks for "sincere dialogue" in the Summit of the Americas
FOREIGN AFFAIRS Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain Mario Isea requested on Thursday "respect" for his country amidst Madrid-Caracas diplomatic tensions, sparked off by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's criticism against his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy.
DIPLOMACY The Ibero-American General Secretary, Rebeca Grynspan, advocated "diplomacy and dialogue" as the best ways to settle differences between Venezuela and Spain.
DIPLOMACY Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez met on Wednesday with Spanish Ambassador to Venezuela, Antonio Pérez-Hernández y Torra, and requested the Spanish government to abstain from meddling in internal affairs.
LOPEZ CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, said on Thursday that some months ago she sent a letter to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet requesting a meeting.
HUMAN RIGHTS Former president of Chile Ricardo Lagos (2000-2006) stressed on Monday that the release of detained Venezuelan dissenters, including opposition leader Leopoldo López, Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma, and other political prisoners was "a struggle for freedom and the restoration of democracy" in Venezuela. According to the former socialist leader, human right violations are occurring, as shown by United Nations reports.
SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS A total of 26 former presidents from Spain and Latin America signed a document asking the region to leave aside "obliging silence" and demand the upcoming parliament vote in Venezuela to be held without political prisoners and with electoral observation, as a possible answer to the Venezuelan political crisis.
Summit of the Americas
SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS For the first time, the leaders of the 35 countries of the Americas sat down at the same table. The unanimous message was the welcome to the historical inclusion of Cuba. In a new scenario, yet with the same script, old differences in the region emerged again.