HUMAN RIGHTS

Fear for words

AAbout nine people were arrested between August and October 2014 for making comments about government officials on their Twitter accounts. Four of them are still behind bars (Sergio Barrenechea / EFE)

HUMAN RIGHTS.  María Magaly Contreras (55) is Venezuelan. She lives in Zulia state, northwestern Venezuela, and advertises herself as a "tarot card reader, clairvoyant and spiritual guide" on her @marletmaga Twitter account.  For more than 19 years Contreras has received psychiatric treatment for a disorder known as anxious-depressive syndrome which "has caused her physical and emotional undermining preventing her full and complete discernment."  

ELECTION 2015

Opposition needs 98 women to meet electoral gender quotas

In the parliament vote on December 6, Venezuelans will choose 167 deputies (File photo)

ELECTION 2015. The gender quota for the December 6 parliament vote established by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) will only be mandatory in the electoral constituencies where primary elections were not held and in candidates elected by lists per state.  

OPINION

Inflation and the Central Bank

OPINION.  In a very graphic and premonitory way, Pedro Pablo Pérez Alfonzo said that oil was "the devil's excrement." By the same token, we can affirm that inflation is the refuse of the Central Bank. Inflation is the result of the exceeding issue of "inorganic" money by the Central Bank.  

 

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Venezuela, Guyana at odds


ExxonMobil withdraws oil drilling ship from the Essequibo

BORDER DISPUTE The president of the Venezuelan Chapter of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), Ángel Rodríguez, said that the Venezuelan government welcomed that US oil company ExxonMobil had removed its oil drilling ship, the Deepwater Champion, from the waters off the Essequibo coast, which are disputed between Guyana and Venezuela.

Guyana willing to hold talks with Venezuela

BORDER DISPUTE The President of Guyana, David Granger, is willing to engage in dialogue with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, to find a solution to the territorial dispute over the waters off the Essequibo coast, according to Guyanese Minister of Foreign Affaires, Carl Greenidge, Efe reported.

Venezuela rejects "offensive" statements from Guyana

BORDER DISPUTE The Venezuelan government "categorically" rejected recent statements issued on Wednesday by the Guyanese Foreign Affair Minister, Carl Greenidge, who blasted Venezuela's claim over the disputed territory of the Essequibo.

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Over 200 families evicted from El Cují sector in Pan-American freeway

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