Living with HIV/AIDS (II)

HEALTH.  At first she agreed that I use her real name, that she had no problems with that at all. After all, living with HIV had driven her to help others – as a workshop facilitator giving talks and conducting seminars, or as a volunteer for local AIDS Service Organization like Acción Solidaria (Solidary Action) and Mujeres Unidas por la Salud (Women United for Health, or Musa), a support group network for HIV-positive women. But when we were well into the interview, the realization that she might lose her private health insurance coverage made her change her mind.  



Diosdado Cabello, Congress Speaker

"We cannot take the opposition seriously"

Diosdado Cabello is positive of legislative default in the election of CNE and TSJ boards (File photo)

INTERVIEW.  Diosdado Cabello is confident about the strength of Chavezism ahead of the parliamentary election in 2015 and happy with the performance of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) under his management. As the speaker of the Venezuelan Congress since January 2012, Cabello, also the Vice-President of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) does not believe in neutral politics and warrants that he has never been at odds with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.  


Ten key facts about the oil market

HYDROCARBONS.  Over the past six weeks, oil prices have consistently backtracked, shoving the Venezuelan crude-oil price down to USD 77.65, averaging USD 94.58 this year while last year's average was USD 98.08.  


Venezuelan immigrant community grows in Colombia

The number of Venezuelans residing in Colombia continues to rise (Handout photo)

EMIGRATION.  Venezuela-Colombia border encompasses 2,219 kilometers of mountains, rivers and paths. In the past years, thousands of Venezuelans have been crossing it in order to settle down in this neighboring country, either as immigrants, refugees or political asylees. Statistics reveal that the emigration rate continues to rise every year.  


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Colombia-Venezuela impasse

Major general terms "misunderstanding" entry of officials into Colombia

BORDER Defense chief for the Venezuelan Andean Region, Major General Efraín Velasco

Colombia sends note of protest to Venezuela over border trespass

DIPLOMACY The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a note of protest to Venezuela upon the irregular entry of five officers of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) last weekend into the Colombian territory. However, no response from the Venezuelan authorities has been received yet.

Meeting of Venezuelan-Colombian FMs adjourned

DIPLOMACY The Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs this weekend asked for the suspension of a meeting arranged three weeks ago between Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez and his Colombian counterpart, María Ángela Holguín.

López's Case

EU deputy joins calls for release of dissenter Leopoldo López

LOPEZ CASE Opposition leader Leopoldo López has been held in custody since February

Venezuela terms "unreasonable" UN request to release López

LOPEZ CASE The Venezuelan mission at the United Nations in Geneva has sent a notice to the Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) labeling as "unreasonable" the latter's petition to release Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.

Rajoy concerned about situation of dissenter Leopoldo López

HUMAN RIGHTS Spanish President Mariano Rajoy and Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, gathered on Wednesday in Madrid. At the meeting, Rajoy expressed his concerns about the detention of the dissenter, whose immediate release was requested by the United Nations in a resolution issued recently.



Recent rains caused damages in Catia, west Caracas


Inefficient public transport in Caracas


Home arrest after nine years in prison