Those USD 500 million

DOSSIER.  As Venezuelan deposits of public funds in Swiss bank accounts have been revealed, opposition Deputy Andrés Velásquez wonders whatever happened to the USD 500 million worth of CVG funds that turned up in coded bank accounts in Lebanon five years ago.  



President of the Association of Securities Brokers

Betting on Simadi to crush the parallel exchange rate

Ricardo Montilla maintains that price formation will be transparent (Vicente Correale)

INTERVIEW.  He is 40 years old and claims that half of them have been spent in the stock market. Ricardo IV Montilla, president of the Venezuelan National Association of Securities Brokers is positive that he, as an entrepreneur, will not leave Venezuela. He is certain that in the advent of the Foreign Exchange Marginal System (Simadi), the days of the parallel exchange or black market, operating in ghost websites, are numbered.  


3,400 Venezuelans at risk of deportation from the US

The White House is required to stop deportation (AFP)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. There are Venezuelan dreamers. In the United States, however, such term has acquired a new connotation. In the last couple of years through last January, 3,389 Venezuelans delivered from deportation following a decision by US President Barack Obama. Now, the move is at stake.  


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Human Rights

OHCHR condemns Kluiverth Roa's death, calls for dialogue in Venezuela

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA Representative for South America of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Amerigo Incalcaterra condemned the death of Venezuelan young student Kluiverth Roa, who was shot during demonstrations held back on Tuesday in San Cristóbal, southwestern Táchira state.

Students demand justice for death of student

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA With mottos and notebooks with red stains, students demonstrated on Wednesday outside the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior, Justice, and Peace, downtown Caracas, to demand Minister Carmen Meléndez to administer justice, following the murder of 14-year old student Kluibert Roa, and to abrogate Resolution 8610 on the use of fire guns to contain protests.

Maduro orders enquiry into murder of student Kluivert Roa

PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, deplored the murder of 14-year old student, Kluivert Roa, by an officer of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on Tuesday in San Cristóbal, southwestern Táchira state. The president ordered an investigation into the murder.

Venezuela-US Tensions

Maduro: plot has international links

GOVERNMENT "I would like to congratulate the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, the high command, and the motherland officials," stated on Thursday evening the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro. "We have dismantled a coup attempt with international links," Maduro highlighted.

Kerry: "Venezuela goes in the wrong direction"

GOVERMENT Venezuela goes "in the wrong direction" considering recent arrests of dissenting leaders and police repression against demonstrations, said on Wednesday the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Kerry: Venezuela is the only country upset by US opening to Cuba

US-CUBA Venezuela is the only country upset by the process intended to normalize relations with Cuba, launched by President Barack Obama's administration last December, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.

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