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DIPLOMACY

Brazilian senate passes censure motion against Venezuelan gov't

The censure motion was proposed by Senator Romero Jucá (Brazil's Senate)

DIPLOMACY.  The Brazilian Senate passed on Tuesday a censure motion against the government of Venezuela for incurring in "arbitrary detention" of dissenters, according to the text aired on Wednesday.  

CONSUMPTION

Venezuelans stand in line for up to five hours a week to buy staples

Lines to buy staples have become part of the daily routine of Venezuelans (Dagne Cobo / File photo)

CONSUMPTION.  Luis Vicente León, director of polling firm Datanálisis, explained that Venezuela's consumption habits have drastically changed in 2015, due to overall shortage, which stands at 57.4%.  

03:35 PM
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OPINION

Exodus in four steps

One of the most concerning matters in modern Venezuela is precisely the flight that has been occurring for some years, escalating since 2013. Some surveys have found that more or less 30% of Venezuelans would rather run away, and whenever possib (...)

12:12 PM
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JUDICIARY

Military court sentences nine officials to seven years of prison

The ruling is the first conviction in a dozen plots and conspiracies denounced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

11:49 AM
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PARLIAMENT

Claudia Salerno named Venezuelan ambassador to the EU and Belgium

Salerno Caldera was known for being an environment advocate (...)
The designation was made at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez
11:17 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuela's Maduro: Dollar revenue down 50 percent

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro awarded the Liberator order to (...)
Despite lower dollar revenue, President Nicolás Maduro remarked "we continue moving ahead" by investing in health, socialist welfare missions, and housing
05/05/2015
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CAR INDUSTRY

Venezuelan gov't, Ford ponder actions to increase car assembling

Minister of Industries José David Cabello headed a meeting with Ford (...)
Agreements signed between Ford and the Venezuelan Executive Office were revised, informed the Ministry of Industries
05/05/2015
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuela awards Liberator order to five Cuban spies

Maduro awarded Cubans arrested by the US (AVN)
The ceremony took place in the National Pantheon in Caracas
05/05/2015
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FINANCE

Venezuela's foreign exchange system hits Mapfre's accounts

Reports issued by the National Commission of the Stock Market (CNMV), the Spanish stock market regulatory body, show Mapfre decided to use the foreign exchange rate trade at the Foreign Exchange Marginal System (Simadi), which implies a 93% devaluation from the previous foreign exchange rate applied

05/05/2015
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OPINION

Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of Tuesday, May 5

High LISTEN TO ME, RAÚL! The suggestion made last week in daily newspaper El Nuevo País by the ex leader of the leftwing party MIR and guerrilla man Héctor Pérez Marcano to the opposition as to contact Raúl Castro should not be ignored. T (...)

05/05/2015
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TRADE

Panama, Venezuela seek second meeting on debt to Colon Free Trade Zone

Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industries Melitón Arrocha said (...)
Panamanian Minister of Trade and Industries, Melitón Arrocha, noted that the talks launched between Venezuela and Panama were aimed at reaching an agreement on the convertibility of the Venezuelan bolivar to settle a debt that may exceed USD 1 billion
05/05/2015
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ECONOMY

Minimum wage increase in Venezuela fails to tackle the real problem

President of the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers (Fedecámaras) (...)
The issues of distribution of foodstuffs and other products in Venezuela are being assessed
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.
03:09 PM
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CONSUMPTION

Venezuelans stand in line for up to five hours a week to buy staples

Lines to buy staples have become part of the daily routine of Venezuelans (Dagne Cobo / File photo)
They visit several grocery stores 4.1 times a week on average, according to market research firm Datanálisis
12:12 PM
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JUDICIARY

Military court sentences nine officials to seven years of prison

The ruling is the first conviction in a dozen plots and conspiracies denounced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

12:05 PM
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GOVERNMENT

Maduro travels to Moscow to celebrate Russia's victory over Germany

President Maduro will attend the celebration along with Cuba's Raúl (...)
President Nicolás Maduro will join his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro, who landed in Russia to attend the celebration on May 9
11:58 AM
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DIPLOMACY

Spain: Vetoing Felipe González could have repercussions for Venezuela

Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo (EFE / (...)
Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister José Manuel García-Margallo stated that Venezuela would have to ponder "the repercussions in the world and in the region" of banning the entry of former president Felipe González to collaborate in the defense of Venezuelan dissenters
11:49 AM
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PARLIAMENT

Claudia Salerno named Venezuelan ambassador to the EU and Belgium

Salerno Caldera was known for being an environment advocate (...)
The designation was made at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez
11:41 AM
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DIPLOMACY

Brazilian senate passes censure motion against Venezuelan gov't

The censure motion was proposed by Senator Romero Jucá (Brazil's (...)
The motion was passed despite the vote against of ruling Workers' Party (PT) of President Dilma Rousseff, and other leftist parties. The motion urges Venezuela to "respect" Mercosur's democratic clause, which provides for the possibility of suspending a member of the bloc where liberties are violated
11:17 AM
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GOVERNMENT

Venezuela's Maduro: Dollar revenue down 50 percent

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro awarded the Liberator order to (...)
Despite lower dollar revenue, President Nicolás Maduro remarked "we continue moving ahead" by investing in health, socialist welfare missions, and housing
10:59 AM
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OUTLOOK

Datanálisis: consumption to drop 5%, GDP down 4%

"The economy is on its way to hyperinflation in 2016," León warned (...)
Luis Vicente León, the director of pollster Datanálisis, explained during the forum "2015 Consumer's Trends" that inflation was likely to hit 120%-140%, while shortages would stand at 57%
 

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Dossier
In search for the arepa

The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.

Meeting Point


Exchange control does not work

MEETING POINT "A program of economic adjustment and total removal of controls are necessary."

Migrations


Immigration leaves voids in Caracas neighborhoods

SOCIETY Santiago José Da Silva has few belongings attaching him to Venezuela. Regretfully, the already made his choice: he is moving to Europe next August. His two children have already sold their properties in Baruta, east Caracas, and he is making arrangements to sell his apartment in Los Naranjos, El Hatillo municipality.

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Health


Venezuelans are both obese and malnourished

HEALTH It is the worst-case scenario: a high percentage of Venezuelans are both obese and undernourished.

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PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

HOUSING

Four zones of Caracas Metropolitan area at risk before rainy season

PHOTO GALLERY

Homeless people in Venezuela

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