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HUMAN RIGHTS

Ex-presidents Pastrana, Quiroga to visit Leopoldo López in prison

Lilian Tintori will waive her right to visit his husband so the ex-presidents can meet with him (File photo)

HUMAN RIGHTS.  Former presidents of Colombia and Bolivia, Andrés Pastrana and Jorge Quiroga, respectively, will travel to Venezuela on Friday to visit detained dissenter and leader of the Voluntad Popular party Leopoldo López, announced López's wife, Lilian Tintori, who will waive her right to visit his husband so the ex-presidents can meet with him.  

03:38 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Venezuela, Russia review agreements in new cooperation areas

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez landed in Russia on Monday (@Drodriguezven)
The Venezuelan delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez, landed in Russia on Monday to take part in the meeting of 11th Intergovernmental High Level Committee
12:59 PM
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PROTEST

Teachers and workers protest outside Miraflores presidential palace

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Some 500 people, including teachers, laborers, and administrative workers of several national schools of northwestern Lara state, gathered outside Miraflores presidential palace on Tuesday morning to demand payment of their salaries. Demons (...)
10:25 AM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Venezuelan forex agencies to assess hike in foreign exchange rate

The soaring price of the US dollar in the parallel market has raised (...)
The foreign exchange rate in the parallel market soared abruptly last week, exceeding VEB 400 per US dollar
05/25/2015
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FOREIGN EXHANGE

Deputy Jesús Faría: gov't ponders "forex simplification"

Deputy Faría said that the government was pondering a simplification (...)
He ruled out dollarization in Venezuela
05/25/2015
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DRUG TRAFFICKING

Two small drug planes crash in Cojedes state in less than 72 hours

Non-official versions had pointed out that the Bolivarian Armed Forces knocked down a small plane on Sunday when it violated the Venezuelan air space

05/25/2015
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GUYANA-VENEZUELA

Venezuela asks Exxon Mobil to stop oil prospecting at the Essequibo

Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez has sent several communiqués (...)
Exxon Mobil launched drilling operations last March 6 in Guyana waters
05/25/2015
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FOREIGN CURRENCY

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Deputy Germán Ferrer

Deputy recommends forex unification to reduce distortions

Ferrer explained that different foreign exchange rates distort the (...)
Ferrer believes that a single foreign exchange rate should be established, in order to solve a series of distortions and reach balance
05/23/2015
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EDUCATION

Venezuelan young people choose parallel economy over higher education

Despair is a learnt feeling among Venezuelans, according to studies (...)
In a survey conducted among professors at the Gervasio Rubio Rural Pedagogic Institute, attached to the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University (UPEL), they conveyed that the university sector was concerned over the Venezuelan youth's general lack of interest in higher education; instead, they prefer to work in the so called "parallel economy": (...)
05/23/2015
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AGRICULTURE

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Agriculture Ministry will rely on BCV and FAO

Public policies seek to overturn the agricultural sector

After 19 years, with the agricultural census, the contribution to the (...)
The director of the MAT Agricultural Statistics and Observatory, Hamlin Jordan, explained that after 19 years without the BCV taking part in the census of the sector or giving any input to the GDP, a very productive meeting was held resulting in the execution soon of an agreement which will secure the census
05/23/2015
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DOSSIER

USD 9 billion in claims

Conoco-Phillips sued Venezuela for USD 31 billion over the takeover (...)
Venezuela tops the list of most frequent respondent States in proceedings before international investment arbitration tribunals for assets nationalized by President Chávez between 2007 and 2012. Alejandra M. Hernández F.
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.
03:38 PM
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DIPLOMACY

Venezuela, Russia review agreements in new cooperation areas

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez landed in Russia on Monday (@Drodriguezven)
The Venezuelan delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez, landed in Russia on Monday to take part in the meeting of 11th Intergovernmental High Level Committee
02:30 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Attorney General: Ceballos was transferred pursuant to court order

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz stressed that jailed dissenter (...)
According to Ortega Díaz, national prosecutor Sobella Suárez has visited the dissenter three times since he was transferred on Saturday
10:25 AM
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Venezuelan forex agencies to assess hike in foreign exchange rate

The soaring price of the US dollar in the parallel market has raised (...)
The foreign exchange rate in the parallel market soared abruptly last week, exceeding VEB 400 per US dollar
 

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CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Some years ago, separation of parents, games or change of school could be a matter of concern for children. Nowadays, migration and shortage add to this.

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Society


In Caracas, quality of life deteriorates

SOCIETY For 78% of Caracas residents, quality of life is downhill. In terms of services, they point to a backlash in security, health and transportation compared with five years ago. The findings are included in the latest report produced by NGO Por la Caracas Posible (For a Possible Caracas). The case study assesses the management of five jurisdictions that comprise the Metropolitan Area plus the Major Mayoralty.

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TOURISM

La Gran Sabana is one of the major natural attractions in Venezuela

PUBLIC SERVICES

Confinanzas Tower in Caracas to be used as emergency response center

HOUSING

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