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GOVERNMENT

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Targeting closer strategic alliances

President Nicolás Maduro arrives in China

This is Maduro's third official visit to China since he took office in 2013 (Handout photo)

GOVERNMENT.  Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived in China on Monday, as part of an official visit to "strengthen strategic partnership for common development," reported the state-run Venezuelan News Agency (AVN).  

05:18 PM
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COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA RELATIONS

Unasur to propose commission to evaluate HR situation on the border

Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper (File photo)
The Unasur "will propose in the next meeting of foreign ministers (establishing) a Regional Commission to ascertain the human rights situation on the Colombia-Venezuela border," Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper pointed out on his Twitter account
05:00 PM
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OPINION

Blame

It is time to change the institutions

04:23 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Tuesday, September 1

High MINISTRY OF DEFENSE. The minister not only is ill, but he also disagrees with some of belated measures. His trip to Cuba could signify his final departure from the incumbency. Aragua state governor Tarek el-Aissami, who feels himself (...)

04:19 PM
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ESSEQUIBO

UN mission meets with president of Guyana to discuss border dispute

The aim of the diplomatic mission, which is also expected to visit Venezuela, is learning the stance of the two countries concerning the border dispute over the Essequibo territory and advising the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

12:41 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

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Verdict will be issued soon

Attorney General Office is certain to have proven López's responsibility

Marco Coello, Christian Holdack, Demian Martín and Ángel González are (...)
Public prosecutors argued that "abetting" of the Venezuelan opposition leader was evident
07:39 AM
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BORDERS

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She questioned the OAS role in human rights

Colombian FM: Border standoff was exposed at the OAS

"Colombia cannot settle for a negative answer," said the diplomat (...)
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín hoped the OAS member countries reckoning that there have been no human rights violations during the shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border "to make a call upon Venezuela" for Caracas to seek solutions to this "crisis" that affects Colombian nationals
04:16 PM
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BORDERS

Unasur arranges foreign ministers council requested by Colombia

Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) (...)
On August 28, Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín announced that the meeting would be held on September 3 in Quito, Ecuador
04:08 PM
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PRISON

Fire in Venezuelan prison kills 16 people

The fire took place in Block 1 of Tocuyito prison, central Carabobo (...)
Seventeen people suffered different degrees of burns
12:41 PM
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BORDERS

Venezuela calls "hypocrite" EU stance over border conflict

The European Union had insisted on the need to "find solutions that fully respect human rights and ensure the population's wellbeing"

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.
05:00 PM
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OPINION

Blame

It is time to change the institutions

04:19 PM
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ESSEQUIBO

UN mission meets with president of Guyana to discuss border dispute

The aim of the diplomatic mission, which is also expected to visit Venezuela, is learning the stance of the two countries concerning the border dispute over the Essequibo territory and advising the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

03:08 PM
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BORDERS

Panama proposes Maduro-Santos meeting to avoid border crisis

President Varela reasserted Panama's will to be the scenario of the (...)
According to Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela, President Nicolás Maduro is expected to contact Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to arrange a meeting soon
12:41 PM
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LOPEZ CASE

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Verdict will be issued soon

Attorney General Office is certain to have proven López's responsibility

Marco Coello, Christian Holdack, Demian Martín and Ángel González are (...)
Public prosecutors argued that "abetting" of the Venezuelan opposition leader was evident
12:13 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Saab: Illegal immigration is used to affirm that human rights are violated

Ombudsman Tarek William Saab asked for a respectful dialogue with (...)
Tarek William Saab, Venezuelan Ombudsman, refuted the reports of mistreatment of Colombian deportees and remarked that their rights have been respected
12:08 PM
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BORDERS

Colombia not to attend Unasur meeting if it is not held this week

"If Unasur (meeting) is not this week, we do not think it is worth (...)
"I feel alone; human rights are being violated here and nothing happens," regretted Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, María Ángela Holguín
10:49 AM
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BORDERS

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The Venezuelan FM is on tour

Unasur adjourns meeting to address Venezuela-Colombia conflict

Lasso stressed that both parties had to be available for a meeting (...)
The meeting could be held on September 8
07:39 AM
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BORDERS

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She questioned the OAS role in human rights

Colombian FM: Border standoff was exposed at the OAS

"Colombia cannot settle for a negative answer," said the diplomat (...)
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín hoped the OAS member countries reckoning that there have been no human rights violations during the shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border "to make a call upon Venezuela" for Caracas to seek solutions to this "crisis" that affects Colombian nationals
06:59 AM
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GOVERNMENT

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Targeting closer strategic alliances

President Nicolás Maduro arrives in China

This is Maduro's third official visit to China since he took office (...)
The Venezuelan Head of State arrived in China accompanied by Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez, Minister of Communication and Information Desirée Santos Amaral and Vice-President for the Economic Area Rodolfo Marco Torres
 

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Barriers to property rights

Since the Venezuelan government imposed currency and price controls in 2003 property rights have been seriously affected, as the individual's freedom to acquire, use, enjoy and dispose of property has been severely restricted, according to experts.

Venezuela, Guyana at odds


UN sends mission to analyze Guyana-Venezuela conflict

BORDERS United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, dispatched on Saturday a mission to Guyana in order to find a new mechanism to settle the Guyana-Venezuela border dispute, the Guyanese government informed.

Guyana to appoint new ambassador to Venezuela in a month

GUYANA The Government of Guyana is appointing a new ambassador to Venezuela within the next four weeks, as part of efforts to strengthen diplomatic relations in the region. Caracas and Georgetown are engaged in a border dispute over the Essequibo region.

Venezuelan VP informs Haitian President on Essequibo case

BORDER DISPUTE Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met on Friday with Haitian President Michel Martelly, as part of a tour of the Caribbean to reassert his government position on Venezuela's claim over the Essequibo, a territory disputed with Guyana.

Insecurity


Criminal gangs advertise themselves in social networks

NACIONAL Y POLÍTICA Venezuela's Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace Gustavo González López reported on the findings of an investigation conducted by the National Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) into the activity of criminal gangs in social networks, namely Facebook and Twitter.

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FIRE

Fire in nursing home in Chacao, east Caracas

BORDER

Colombia-Venezuela border shutdown: the first hours

VEHICLES

Obsolete cars in Caracas

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