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CARACAS, Wednesday July 01, 2015 | Update
 

PARLIAMENT VOTE

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

Vicente Bello rebutted the statements of CNE president Tibisay Lucena on gender quotas for the parliament vote (Oswer Díaz / File photo)

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.  

GOVERNMENT

All the gold exploited in Venezuela to be sold to the Central Bank

The resolution is effective from July 1 through November 18, 2015 (File photo)

GOVERNMENT.  Under a joint resolution of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining and the Central Bank of Venezuela published in the Official Gazette 40,692 of June 30, 2015, all the gold exploitation in Venezuela by any kind of organization –individuals, corporations or any other partnerships- should be exclusively sold to the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV).  

07/01/2015
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OPINION

A stream of truths

There is neither shortage nor scarcity, but a destructive media campaign

07/01/2015
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INFLATION

Food basket in May up 8.1%

Venezuelans have a wage deficit of 67% (File photo)
The Venezuelan food basket increased again in May, according to the monthly report prepared by the Documentation and Analysis Center for Workers (Cenda)
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WAGES

Minimum wage in Venezuela hits VEB 7,421.67

The increase was decreed on May 1 this year (File photo)
A second minimum wage increase -of 10%-, decreed on May by President Nicolás Maduro, became effective on Wednesday. The first increase –of 20%- was implemented in May
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Afiuni breaks the silence; speaks up during trial

María Lourdes Afiuni faces trial for releasing businessman Eligió (...)
In view of the presentation made by Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz at the UN Human Rights Committee, Judge María Lourdes Afiuni appeared in court to ask for permission to travel to Geneva and file a complaint against Ortega Díaz
07/01/2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Afiuni case inflames the feelings at the United Nations

Members of the UN Human Rights Committee criticized that Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz repeatedly denied the claims of abuse and mistreatment against the barred judge

07/01/2015
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MUSIC

National System of Orchestras tightens ties with young US musicians

President Nicolás Maduro shakes hands with conductor Gustavo Dudamel (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro welcomed the members of the Bronx UpBeat NYC Orchestra
07/01/2015
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TRADE

Consecomercio proposes dialogue with clear rules

Ships arrive in Venezuelan ports with 120 containers only (Cruz Sojo (...)
The association has requested the Venezuelan government to lift the exchange control because it has not been able to curb the plunge in international reserves
03:26 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Attorney general: seven officials convicted for 2014 repression

Ortega pointed out that the homicide rate in Venezuela stood at 62 (...)
Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz remarked that 36 government officials were charged for alleged crimes committed in the context of the protests staged in 2014
02:28 PM
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ENTERPRISES

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On July 16-17

President Maduro invited to meeting of commerce federation

Roig commented this is not the first time a Venezuelan president is (...)
According to Jorge Roig, the president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Production (Fedecámaras), trust needs to be rebuilt through clear rules and by fulfilling commitments
12:59 PM
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Tuesday, June 2

High CARICOM TODAY: In its meeting, it will act same as the Commonwealth: "full support to Guyana in view of the Venezuelan attempts at curtailing its territory. Petrocaribe and Venezuelan $ are meaningless. Oil from anywhere else will co (...)

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.
06:09 PM
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

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For December 6 vote

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

According to Lucena, no political sector should be surprised by the decision (Handout photo)
The president of the National Electoral Council said that "women's difficulties in political participation are related to the mainstreaming of patriarchy"
02:38 PM
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OPINION

A stream of truths

There is neither shortage nor scarcity, but a destructive media campaign

02:25 PM
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GOVERNMENT

All the gold exploited in Venezuela to be sold to the Central Bank

The resolution is effective from July 1 through November 18, 2015 (...)
The joint resolution of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining and the Central Bank of Venezuela was made public in the Official Gazette 40,692 of June 30, 2015
01:43 PM
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INFLATION

Food basket in May up 8.1%

Venezuelans have a wage deficit of 67% (File photo)
The Venezuelan food basket increased again in May, according to the monthly report prepared by the Documentation and Analysis Center for Workers (Cenda)
01:28 PM
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WAGES

Minimum wage in Venezuela hits VEB 7,421.67

The increase was decreed on May 1 this year (File photo)
A second minimum wage increase -of 10%-, decreed on May by President Nicolás Maduro, became effective on Wednesday. The first increase –of 20%- was implemented in May
11:42 AM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Afiuni breaks the silence; speaks up during trial

María Lourdes Afiuni faces trial for releasing businessman Eligió (...)
In view of the presentation made by Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz at the UN Human Rights Committee, Judge María Lourdes Afiuni appeared in court to ask for permission to travel to Geneva and file a complaint against Ortega Díaz
11:32 AM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Afiuni case inflames the feelings at the United Nations

Members of the UN Human Rights Committee criticized that Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz repeatedly denied the claims of abuse and mistreatment against the barred judge

11:28 AM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

CNE director Oblitas: In Venezuela men and women are equal before the law

Oblitas said the National Electoral Council encourages the (...)
Director of the National Electoral Council Sandra Oblitas stressed that gender equality cuts across the policies of the Venezuelan State, during the presentation of the report on the country's progress on civil and political rights, before the Committee on Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva
10:41 AM
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MUSIC

National System of Orchestras tightens ties with young US musicians

President Nicolás Maduro shakes hands with conductor Gustavo Dudamel (...)
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro welcomed the members of the Bronx UpBeat NYC Orchestra
10:40 AM
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PARLIAMENT VOTE

Each political alliance must nominate at least 134 women to parliament vote

If political parties do not comply with the CNE rule on gender (...)
The National Electoral Council (CNE) is to nullify nominations failing to comply with gender quotas
 

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Human 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.

Two Venezuelan dissenting students detained in 2014 released

HUMAN RIGHTS On Tuesday evening, Venezuelan dissenting students Gerardo Resplandor and Douglas Morillo were released from custody, opposition leaders and members of non-governmental organization Foro Penal (Criminal Forum) informed via Twitter.

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.

Analysis


The State: A form of human association

ANALYSIS Democracy was born for people to be in disagreement, not to be in agreement.

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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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