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BORDERS

Holguin will meet with UN Secretary General next Wednesday

The announcement came a day after Santos unveiled his government's stance (File photo)

BORDERS.  Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín said she will meet with United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon next Wednesday in order to expose the humanitarian crisis hitting thousands of Colombians since President Nicolás Maduro ordered their expulsion and deportation from Venezuela.  

06:32 PM
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BORDERS

Ambassadors from more than 20 countries visit the Colombia-Venezuela border

Official sources in Colombia said the diplomats traveled to Cúcuta to participate in a Council of Ministers convened by President Juan Manuel Santos. The President of the House of Representatives of Colombia, Alfredo Deluque, and the President of the Colombian Senate, Luis Fernando Velasco, among others, also traveled to the border area

03:23 PM
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BORDERS

Luis Almagro accepts invitation to visit Cúcuta

The OAS is sending USD 25 billion in assistance to the (...)
Almagro, who called for dialogue between the two countries, avoided making statements on the vote at the Permanent Council of the OAS, in which it was decided that the OAS will not address the border crisis between Colombia and Venezuela
02:30 PM
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HUMANITARIAN AID

Venezuela sends 13 tons of food to homeless in Dominica

The humanitarian aid is carried in a military plane (Protección (...)
This would be the third shipment from Venezuela to the people hit by Erika storm in the Caribbean island
12:28 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Carlos Vecchio meets with Thomas Shannon

Vecchio and Shannon discussed the cases of political prisoners (...)
The leader of opposition Voluntad Popular (People's Will) party is afraid that the Venezuelan government is setting the stage to disrupt the election of December 6
12:09 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Lilian Tintori meets with John Kerry

The wife of opposition leader Leopoldo López, met with the US (...)
US Secretary of State John Kerry declared his solidarity with Venezuelan political prisoners and backed respect for human rights in Venezuela
11:37 AM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Spanish Senate seeks freedom of political prisoners in Venezuela

The motion was backed by 234 senators (File photo)
The plenary session of the upper house of Spain passed a motion for the government of Mariano Rajoy to intercede before Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to release "the earlier" 75 political prisoners
11:23 AM
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HEALTH

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Bolívar is the most affected state

Malaria smashes a record of 82,702 events in Venezuela

Anopheles mosquito is the disease vector (File photo)
The number represents a 55% hike over the same term last year
07:03 AM
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VENEZUELA-CHINA

China grants loan to Venezuela to increase oil production

President Nicolás Maduro and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed (...)
Venezuela and China initialed a special agreement amounting to USD 5 billion
09/01/2015
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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
09/01/2015
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OPINION

Blame

It is time to change the institutions

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.
06:32 PM
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BORDERS

Ambassadors from more than 20 countries visit the Colombia-Venezuela border

Official sources in Colombia said the diplomats traveled to Cúcuta to participate in a Council of Ministers convened by President Juan Manuel Santos. The President of the House of Representatives of Colombia, Alfredo Deluque, and the President of the Colombian Senate, Luis Fernando Velasco, among others, also traveled to the border area

03:23 PM
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BORDERS

Luis Almagro accepts invitation to visit Cúcuta

The OAS is sending USD 25 billion in assistance to the (...)
Almagro, who called for dialogue between the two countries, avoided making statements on the vote at the Permanent Council of the OAS, in which it was decided that the OAS will not address the border crisis between Colombia and Venezuela
02:30 PM
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HUMANITARIAN AID

Venezuela sends 13 tons of food to homeless in Dominica

The humanitarian aid is carried in a military plane (Protección (...)
This would be the third shipment from Venezuela to the people hit by Erika storm in the Caribbean island
01:56 PM
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BORDERS

Saab: Colombia's complaint at the ICC is war propaganda

"Santos has escalated oral warmongering,” Tarek William Saab said (TV (...)
According to Venezuela's Ombudsman Tarek William Saab, the statements of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday evening were adventurous, nervous and desperate
01:36 PM
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BORDERS

Santos to meet with int'l organizations on Venezuela-Colombia border

Juan Manuel Santos said that his government will resort to the UN (...)
The meeting to be held in the frontier city of Cúcuta aims at attracting the attention of the international community about the humanitarian effects of the quagmire
12:28 PM
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HUMAN RIGHTS

Carlos Vecchio meets with Thomas Shannon

Vecchio and Shannon discussed the cases of political prisoners (...)
The leader of opposition Voluntad Popular (People's Will) party is afraid that the Venezuelan government is setting the stage to disrupt the election of December 6
12:09 PM
 | 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Lilian Tintori meets with John Kerry

The wife of opposition leader Leopoldo López, met with the US (...)
US Secretary of State John Kerry declared his solidarity with Venezuelan political prisoners and backed respect for human rights in Venezuela
11:37 AM
 | 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Spanish Senate seeks freedom of political prisoners in Venezuela

The motion was backed by 234 senators (File photo)
The plenary session of the upper house of Spain passed a motion for the government of Mariano Rajoy to intercede before Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to release "the earlier" 75 political prisoners
11:23 AM
 | 

HEALTH

 | 

Bolívar is the most affected state

Malaria smashes a record of 82,702 events in Venezuela

Anopheles mosquito is the disease vector (File photo)
The number represents a 55% hike over the same term last year
10:50 AM
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BORDERS

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He addressed himself to his people

Santos: Colombia will take border situation to the UN and IACHR

Juan Manuel Santos reiterated that Colombia will not attend the (...)
"The foreign minister (María Ángela Holguín) will do it before the president of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, before the United Nations Secretary General, before the High Commissioner of Human Rights in Geneva, and before the International Organization for Migration"
 

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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 mission meets with president of Guyana to discuss border dispute

ESSEQUIBO A mission of the United Nations met with Guyanese President, David Granger, to ascertain the Guyana's government stance concerning the bilateral territorial dispute with neighboring Venezuela over the Essequibo territory.

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.

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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